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History: Further help

Library basics

For up-to-date information about using our libraries, have a look at our Guide to Library and Archive Services.


History students should use the footnote style of referencing which is specified in the History Study Guide.

Using other libraries

Can't Find What You Need?

If the book or journal article you need is not available at our libraries or online for free, you can request it from an external library. This is known as an inter-library loan (ILL) request. See the link below for further information about making an inter-library loan request.

Can't Find What You Need

If you have any questions regarding your ILL requests, please contact us at


It is often possible to visit other university libraries by joining the Sconul Access Scheme. Some libraries do not allow access to undergraduates and taught-postgraduates so it's important to check your eligibility on the Sconul Access website.

Sconul Access Scheme

The British Library

The British Library is the national research library of the United Kingdom and contains some of the best collections in the world, including over 45,000 electronic journals and 800 electronic databases. Both print and digital resources are accessed in the British Library Reading Rooms.