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					                      STUDENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

                        THE WRITING SUPPORT CENTRE


                         BRITISH HISTORY:
          FINDING FACTS—PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ORGANIZATIONS

The call numbers DA focus on British historical topics. Below is a list of resources that
may be helpful to you as you begin the research process.

GENERAL GUIDES TO WRITING

When starting the research process the following the resources may prove useful:

British Historical Facts, 1688… DBW ref JN 216.C648
The Cambridge History of the British Empire (8 vols.) DBW stack DA 16.C3
English Historical Documents DBW stack DA 26.E56
Essay Writing for Canadian Students DBW stack LB 2369.S73
Historical Atlas of Britain DBW stack oversize G 1812.21.S1H5
The Modern Researcher DBW ref & stack D 13.B334
The Oxford Companion of British History DBW ref & stack DA 34.O93
Short Guide to Writing about History DBW stack D 13.M294
Student’s Guide to History DBW stack D 16.3.B4

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences UWO libraries online
The Royal Historical Society Bibliography UWO libraries online

DICTIONARIES/ENCYCLOPEDIAS

The Cambridge History Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland HUR ref &
       ARCC delivery DA 34.C28
Dictionary of National Biography… DBW stack & ARCC delivery DA 28.D45
Historical Dictionary of the United Kingdom (2 vols.) DBW ref DA 34.P36
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography UWO libraries online
DATABASES (UWO libraries online)

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance
JSTOR
Social Sciences Abstracts
Victorian Database
World History Collection

INDEXES

Arts and Humanities Citation Index UWO libraries online
British Parliamentary Papers Index DBW CD ROM
Historical Abstracts UWO libraries online
Social Sciences Citation Index UWO libraries online
Times, Index 1785 DBW ref & periodcl AN 4.T381

INTERNET SITES

Anglo-Saxon Charters
http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/chartwww

British History
http://www.great-britain.co.uk/history/history.htm

British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries
http://www.alexanderstreet2.com/bwldlive

Empire Online
http://www.empire.amdigital.co.uk/index.aspx

Mass Observation Online
http://massobservation.amdigital.co.uk/index.aspx

Medieval Portal
http://www.medievalsources.co.uk/portal.htm

Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe
http://www.euratlas.com

Tudor History
http://www.tudorhistory.org

Yahoo’s British History Page
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=British+History
PERIODICALS (Some may not be available at UWO)

Contemporary Britain: Annual Review
Contemporary British History
Contemporary Record
International Review of Periodical Literature: British History
Writings on British History

REFERENCE RESOURCES

British Historical Facts, 1688-1780 DBW stack JN 216.C648
English Historical Documents DBW stack DA 26.E56
Oxford History of the British Empire DBW stack DA 16.O95

				
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