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Modern History

This is a subject guide for the BA Modern History and for students working on projects concerning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Archives on the Web

Book Reviews

Reviews of books and other resources are a great way to find out about new resources and publications in history. 

Primary Sources and Other Useful Websites

Sources for Twentieth Century British History

Visiting Other Libraries

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to use or borrow books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. Click here to learn more about it or sign up.


WorldCat is an international library catalogue. It is useful for looking for material on particular subjects and finding out in what libraries they are held. This makes it a very useful tool when you are planning a visit to another library.

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Library Hub Discover and Other Library Catalogues

Before visiting another library, it's always a good idea to check their catalog to make sure the material you want to see is available. You can generally find a library's catalog with a quick internet search. If you are planning to visit multiple external libraries or aren't quite sure where to go, merged library catalogues like Library Hub Discover and WorldCat can help you plan your research.