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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!

Collections available during Covid-19 crisis

To help students and academic staff with their studies and research during the Covid-19 crisis, several vendors of resources that the Library subscribes to have made their collections and databases fully available for free for a limited amount of time. Next to that, a small number of publishers and archives have made materials in their collection available for the whole world for free.

The Library strives to make all publications in these collections and databases findable and accessible via sEURch.

AVAILABLE TILL 31/12/2020: complete collection of eBooks in History at Oxford Scholarship Online, including:

AVAILABLE TILL 31/12/2020: complete Springer eBook collection 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!