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British and Irish Studies: History


  • The National Archives
    On April 2 2003, the Public Record Office (PRO) and the Historical Manuscripts Commission (HMC) joined together to form the National Archives.   The website provides access to the National Register of Archives
  • Archives Hub
    A national gateway to descriptions of archives in UK universities and colleges.
  • National Archives of Ireland   
  • Access to Archives
    The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held throughout England and dating from the 900s to the present day.
  • Archon
    Contains contact details for record repositories in the United Kingdom and also for institutions elsewhere in the world which have substantial collections of British manuscripts.
  • London Metropolitan Archives
  • holds an extraordinary range of collections and records about London.
  • Manorial Documents Register
    Identifies the location of Manorial records


  • Historical Abstracts  Contains citations and abstracts to books and articles on the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
  • Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH)
     A comprehensive index to books, articles, and primary sources about the history of Britain, Ireland, and the British overseas from the Roman period to the present day. Now includes Texts and Calendars, Irish History Online and London's Past Online.  Available to all users.
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    Provides access to over 250 Cambridge history volumes published since 1960.

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