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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 databases available!

AVAILABLE TILL 22/12/2021: large collection of recent Routledge eBooks in History, including:

Please note the EUR also provides access to a large number of Taylor & Francis/Routledge eBooks in other fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The majority of the accessible titles was published in the years 2017-2020 and is available until December 22, 2021. To go to the full collection, please click here.

AVAILABLE TILL 31/12/2021: complete collection of eBooks in History at Oxford Scholarship Online, including:

AVAILABLE TILL 31/12/2021: all 2018-2021 Springer/Palgrave eBooks in History, including:

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!