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The Politics of Division: Northern Ireland, 1921–Present


Secondary Sources

This aim of this guide is to support the research needs of students in this class.

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources include books, textbooks, encyclopedias and articles that analyze the data presented by primary sources.

Search Holmes to find other secondary sources.

Suggested Subject searches:

Ireland--Politics and Government
Irish Americans

Search for articles for more analysis of historical events. See the 'Find Articles' tab on this guide for indexes and databases that contain full-text articles or abstracts to articles.

Search for Books in the Boston College Libraries

The Boston College Libraries online catalog, provides information about books (as well as videos, DVDs, sound recordings, and other materials) in and from the Libraries.  Enter a term or terms in the search box below and hit 'Go' to identify items about that term and Northern Ireland. 

For example:

  • enter "civil rights" and hit Go for books about civil rights in Northern Ireland
  • enter "politics and government" and hit Go for works about politics and government in Northern Ireland
  • enter biograph? and hit Go for books that are biographies about people from the north of Ireland

Search the online catalog for Books about Northern Ireland:


Use the Advanced Search for more search options. 

Subject Guide

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Subjects: History, Irish Studies