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British History


Approaching the Subject

This is a guide to researching British History at Boston College.

Research British History

This is a guide to studying British history. For access points books (both print and electronic), journal articles, maps, and other material, take a look through the material below. For primary sources, take a look through the pages on "Early Modern," "19th Century," "Contemporary," etc. to find collections of diverse material including text, photographs, material objects, and more. 

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    Reference Shelf

    Books: Find & Request from BC & Beyond

    Your local libraries have excellent monographs and anthologies in European History located in O'Neill library as well as through the BC libraries portal. Try searching for books (only books) through the WorldCat library system to see if we have what you need. If we don't, you can order material through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

    WorldCat Catalog

    Books Only   All Formats  

    You can head straight up to the stacks in O'Neill to browse. If you do, try following these Library of Congress (LOC) call numbers you to find:

    • D900-2009  Europe (General)
    • DA1-995  History of Great Britain
    • DA900-995  Ireland
    • HQs A significant portion of histories involving women. LOC has a long, problematic legacy for classification. 

    Journal Recommendations

    Consider taking a glance through these journals to get both a sense for how many historians write/structure their work as well as to see what kind of topics many historians write on.

    Subject Librarian for History

    Brittany Lehman, Ph.D.'s picture
    Brittany Lehman, Ph.D.
    Office: O'Neill Library 414A

    Office hours for Spring 2020: (starting Jan. 13):
    M 1-2.30
    Th 11-12.15
    in Stokes S 394 (the Fish Bowl)
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