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It is important to critically analyse information before you use it in an essay, report or assignment. These websites suggest how to evaluate the quality of different types of information. For further assistance with this, please ask in the Library.

Information and research skills



Welcome to the Subject Research Guide for History.

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Recommended Resources for finding secondary sources

Use these databases to locate journal articles for history. For guidance about searching, see our Information and Research Skills guide.

Online Primary Sources

World history

European history

Scottish history

British history

Audio-visual materials




Official Publications



Early printed publications


Specific people and topics

African history

American history

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