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Early modern history (British & W European c. 1500-c. 1800): Journal articles

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Generally speaking, journal articles are not catalogued in library catalogues.

If you know the journal article details,

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If you don't know the journal article details, use bibliographic databases to find them.

You can find printed bibliographies in a library catalogue by doing a subject search, such as Reformation - Bibliography.

Key bibliographical databases

Bibliographical databases usually have to be accessed via SOLO or Databases A-Z. Oxford users should use their SSO (what is SSO?) login for remote access.

Why bother? Bibliographies specialise in finding articles which have been published in history or history-related journals. Important: Note that these databases tell you what has been published but not what exists in Oxford.

How to you find the full-text? use the button to locate the full-text (print or electronic).

National historical bibliographies


Österreichische historische Bibliographie = Austrian historical bibliography. 1967-. Available online.


Bibliographie de l’Histoire de Belgique (BHB). 1952-2008 available online.


Répertoire bibliographique de l'histoire de France. 1920-31. [URR K.8.38]

Bibliographie annuelle de l'histoire de France. 1953-. [URR K.8.38]


Jahresberichte der Geschichtswissenschaft, 1880-1916

Jahresberichte der deutschen Geschichte, 1918-1924

Jahresberichte für deutsche Geschichte. (Leipzig, 1927-). [URR K.7.278]

1974-2015 available online.

Historische Bibliographie. 1986-. 1990- available online.

Great Britain

Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) [also known as Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History, 1975-]

Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature; IHR. 1, 1911-.

Writings on British history: a bibliography of books and articles on the history of Great Britain from about 400 A.D. to 1914 R.H.S. [Also available as the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH)]


Bibliografia Storica Nazionale. 1939-99. 2000- available online.


De Digitale Bibliografie Nederlandse Geschiedenis


Indice histórico español. 1953-. [URR K.9.100]

1 (1953)-124 (2009) available online 


Bibliographie der Schweizergeschichte. (Bern, 1913-)