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The Bibliography of British and Irish History Online (BBIH) has grown out of, and will supersede, the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History. Over the last ten years the RHS Bibliography has established itself as an essential tool for researchers at every level and throughout the world working on British and irish history from the coming of the romans to the present.
BBIH provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British empire and commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available – from 55BC to the present.
As well as providing detail lo publications, the bibliography offers links to online catalogues to help you find the items that it lists in research libraries in Britain and Ireland. It also provides links to online text where available.
The bibliography is a guide to the work of historians – it does not contain original sources unless they have been edited and republished by historians (except for a selection of key sources published before 1901).
The bibliography lists books, articles in books and articles in journals. Over 600 journals are regularly checked.
Material is included irrespective of place or language of publication, although coverage is best for works published in Britain (and in Ireland during 1936-2005, the dates of publication so far comprehensively covered by Irish History Online).
The BBIH is a vital tool for any university library and is invaluable for all levels of academic research, from undergraduate dissertations to the most advanced scholarship.
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