Subject Pages

History - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for History:

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The world’s leading source of articles and chapters on all aspects of world history from 1450 onwards.

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A journal archive containing thousands of articles about many History topics. JSTOR also contains 19th British pamphlet collections.

Try this especially for dissertation work

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Good for finding books, chapters and articles on British and Irish history, including the local history of e.g. London and Portsmouth but there are no direct links to articles found.

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A popular, peer-reviewed journal which covers the history of Eastern and Western Europe, including the United Kingdom, from 1918 to the present.

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A good source of peer-reviewed articles covering all aspects of history across Europe from the later Middle Ages right up to the end of the twentieth century.

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A highly respected, peer-reviewed journal which includes articles on all aspects of history since 1500. This journal is always one of the most used by Portsmouth students.

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One of the world’s leading peer-reviewed history journals.

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Each year this peer-reviewed journal covering post-1918 history tops the charts for Portsmouth students. It covers a broad range of historical approaches including social, economic, political, diplomatic, intellectual and cultural.

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The leading American peer-reviewed journal for the study of European intellectual, political, and cultural history since the Renaissance. The JMH explores not only events and movements in specific countries, but also broader questions that span particular times and places.

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A key, peer-reviewed journal for social history topics – very popular with Portsmouth students.

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The key journal for naval and maritime history - our subscription lets you access articles from 1911 onwards.

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The leading peer-reviewed journal concentrating on oral history.

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A well established, peer-reviewed journal which is always popular with Portsmouth students.

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A key, peer-reviewed journal covering women’s history from the 19th century onwards.

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1271 London and provincial newsbooks, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and single-sheet ephemera, 1600 to 1800.

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Artemis Primary Sources not in Discovery 

Search all the newspaper and magazine archives which we buy from Gale Cengage in one go. Once you've done a search, use Term Clusters and Term Frequency in the left-hand column to help you analyse your results.

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British Library Newspapers not in Discovery 

Over 150 national and regional newspapers including the Morning Chronicle 1801-1865, Southampton Herald 1830-1900, Hampshire/Portsmouth Telegraph 1800-1900, Portsmouth Evening News 1878-1904. Archives are available covering 1800-1950, with different date ranges for each newspaper.

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The text of 460 journals published between the 1680s and the 1930s. This archive includes millions of facsimile pages from a wide range of publications from scholarly and professional titles through to art periodicals, penny weeklies and illustrated family magazines.

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Search for stories in this popular tabloid or use the browse feature to flick through the paper on particular days, including special editions published in connection with Queen Victoria, George V, Elizabeth II's coronation and Winston Churchill - some of these were printed in gold or silver! Use Nexis UK if you want to go beyond 2004.

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This archive gives you highly respected commentary and analysis of global news each week from 1843 to 2011. The articles are full facsimiles, including photos and charts.

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Access the full text of popular entertainment industry magazine archives, including New Musical Express 1952-2000, Variety 1905-2000 and Picturegoer 1921-1960

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Access stories and photos from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

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The world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper containing useful background for Victorian topics in particular.

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A British countercultural underground newspaper 1966-1986.

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Nexis not in Discovery 

Regional and national newspapers from the UK, Europe, the USA and Australasia, dating from the 1980s onwards

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Search across 200 years of articles. Articles are full facsimiles of what was published on the day and you can view the article in its original page location if you want.

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UKPressonline not in Discovery 

Access facsimile articles (including photos) from the Daily Express and Daily Mirror from the early 1900s onwards.

Books for History units can be found on all three floors of the University Library. Specific classmarks of interest include:

decolonization
early modern Europe
empire
French Revolution
historiography
history of England & Wales
history of Germany & neighboring central European countries
history of Russia & neighboring east European countries
history of slavery
history of the British Isles
history of The Netherlands
local history: Hampshire
nineteenth century Europe
philosophy & theory of history
social class history
The Holocaust
witchcraft
women’s history
World War II

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