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Reference for History


British History

This is a brief guide to material at BC providing reference (dictionaries, encyclopedia, biographies, bibliographies, indices, and more) on historical topics.

Reference Shelf

This page provides access points to BC's subscriptions to reference material on British history. Here, you can find resources for finding definitions (e.g., dictionaries); suggested scholarly material (e.g., bibliographies); as well as background material and explanations written by experts in their fields (e.g., encyclopedia and handbooks).  

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    Find Definitions

    English, modern

    English, old and middle


    Find Biographical Information (Who's Who)

    Find Scholarly Sources

    Indices and Catalogues

    Find Background Information

    Individual Titles


    Handbooks and Companions

    Individual Titles

    Genealogical Support