Bibliography of British and Irish History
The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) replaced the RHS Bibliography on 1 January 2010. It contains all of the data previously available in the RHS Bibliography, including its partner projects, London’s Past Online and (up to the end of 2009) Irish History Online. It covers not only British and Irish domestic history, but also the history of British and Irish relations with the rest of the world, including the British empire and the Commonwealth. BBIH is updated three times a year and now includes nearly 530,000 records describing books and articles about British and Irish history.
BBIH is the result of a partnership between the Royal Historical Society, the Institute of Historical Research and Brepols Publishers, and is a subscription service, although both the Society and the Institute are making a financial contribution to the Bibliography in order to keep subscriptions as low as possible.
Subscriptions are available to institutions and individuals. Please contact Brepols for information about subscription rates or to request a subscription (subscription rates for institutions in the United Kingdom are based on the JISC bandings and for institutions in the United States they are based on the Carnegie Classification). Institutions wishing to assess the Bibliography can obtain one-month free trials from Brepols.
Subscribers and members of subscribing institutions can go straight to the Bibliography by visiting:
For more information about the scope of BBIH, its editorial team and its history, please use the links on the left. As well as providing a news page which contains details of updates and other developments, we include news about the Bibliography in the IHR Digital blog and in the IHR's Twitter feed.
You can also see our answers to Frequently Asked Questions about BBIH.
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