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History: Books and e-books


Library Discovery Search

Search includes books, journal articles and e-resources

Where are the History books?

Reading Lists

undefined Your reading list should be the first place you go to look for books. They can be found on your Moodle module sites.  You can search the Reading Lists database here
From here you can access the library catalogue to see if the book is available.  If it is available as an e-book, you can access the online version here too.  undefined


The Library catalogue

If you are searching for a particular book, type in the author's surname and a few words from the title.  Note: the search box will not recognise abbreviations or punctuation.  If you are searching for books around a particular subject, eg. urban regeneration, type these keywords into the search box.

The catalogue record for each title will give you the Class Number of the book, how long you can borrow it for, and whether it is Available (ie. on the shelf).  Use the library map to find the correct floor.  The books are arranged in numerical order. Signs at the end of each bay of books let you know the class number range for that bay.

You can search for e-books in the library catalogue

Below are a selection of History e-books

Key shelf mark numbers for History

Books about the same subject are assigned the same shelf mark (or class number or class mark or shelf mark or call number) number.  You'll find the number on the spine of each book. 

930   Archaeology

932   Ancient Egypt

936    Ancient Britain

938   Ancient Greece

940   European history

940.3   World War 1

940.53   World War 2

941   British history

942    English history

942.1   London history

943   German history

944   French history

945   Italian history

946   Spanish history

947   Russian history

949   Other European history

950   History of Asia

951   Chinese history

952   Japanese history

954   Indian history

956   History of the Middle East

959   History of southeast Asia

960   History of Africa

970   History of Mid and North America

980   History of South America

Study Skills for History

You can find many books on academic writing, writing for essays, dissertations, research etc. in the library.  Here are a few to get you started.

EBSCO ebooks Academic Collection


Ebook database where you can read ebooks online, download titles, and print page ranges from the thousands of ebooks available.

(Once you've clicked on the above link, click on to get into the database)

Find Your Way

Find Zone Q

Books 800 - 999

The hyperlapse video below shows you how to get from the entrance of the LSBU Hub building to the main History collection on Level 03.