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British History



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

Researching British History at Boston College

    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 and eBook Databases

    For a selection of excellent journals and some e-books on various topics in European history, we recommend a few databases. Remember to explore these database "advanced search" options for date and other modifiers before you run your searches.

    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.


    Modern History Source Lists

    Subject Librarian for History

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

    Office hours:
    M 1-2 in Fishbowl in Stokes S
    W 11-12 in O'Neill 414A
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