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History: Subject Resources

Research Resources for Historians

The Library Catalogue has a full list of History-related resources. On this page are a selection that may be particularly useful for your academic studies.

Medieval Studies

Early Modern History

19th Century/Victorian Studies

Slavery and Social Justice

Women's Writing

American Indian Histories and Cultures

Past Exam Papers

Past exam papers are accessible through the Hydra digital repository.  To get access you need to log into the repository.  Two options are available:

  • Go to, click on Sign in in the top bar and enter your campus username and login. There is a link to Examination papers under 'Collections'. 

Finding People

Consulting detective with pipe and magnifying glass

Looking for biographical data?  Rather than trusting to Google or Wikipedia, try the resources below for accurate, bias free information.

 Is the person you are looking for alive or dead?   Try Who's Who and Film Index International for current lives. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, American National Biography and Who Was Who for past lives.

Digimap collections

Digimap allows users to view and create maps of any location in Great Britain using Ordnance Survey map data. Data can be downloaded for use in other software packages, such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS), drawing software and CAD.

To use Digimap you will need to complete an online registration process. You will be guided through the online registration process when you first log into the Digimap site. For help and information please see:

Logging in to Digimap

When you login to Digimap both on and off campus please login as follows:

  • Click on the button Login via UK Federation
  • From the drop-down list choose University of Hull (Shibboleth) and click select
  • Enter your University username and password

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Related LibGuides

Bibliography of British and Irish History

The Bibliography of British and Irish History provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present.