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This guide gives an overview of recommended sources for History.


This guide gives you an overview of recommended resources for History: reference works to orientate on a particular topic and to find references to literature, scholarly literature databases and search engines, and all kinds of resources containing digital or digitized primary sources.

Listed are both resources to which the Library has subscribed, as well as resources that are available via the National Library of the Netherlands (you can recognize those by the  symbol), or are freely available online.

New & trial databases available

AVAILABLE TILL 30/04/2024:

Cambridge University Press eBooks in History (1771-present)

  • This collection also includes several eBooks in History from Boydell & Brewer, Amsterdam University Press and Edinburgh University Press.
  • Special attention should be given to the substantial number of digitized copies of old and rare print books, dating from the late eighteenth up to the mid twentieth century from the Cambridge Library Collection. You can filter on subject within this collection. Please note filtering on publication date will not in all instances give you results based on the original publication date: sometimes digitized old books were tagged with the online and/or reissue publication date only. For a description of this collection, see this webpage.

Cambridge University Press eBooks in History includes recent titles such as:

Sources and Skills Literature for History students

Information skills

Learn how to search, find and manage scholarly information and data in an efficient way. Visit the library's Information Skills Portfoliol for more online modules!