BBIH news

7 Nov 2008

New tutorials

To help you to get the most out of the Bibliography, we have introduced new tutorials that you can either view online or download to your own computer, either as Word documents or in pdf format.

Further plans

Our data upgrade should be released soon.

30 Oct 2008

New links to Google Books

We have introduced new links to the detailed display of records for books and for recent articles in books. These links search Google Books for the work that you are viewing. If you follow the link you will be presented with a Google results page which tells you if there are any results and also indicates whether you can see online text, and, if so, whether full or limited view is available.

2 Jul 2008

New records

This update includes just over 4800 new records; just over 1700 of these cover publications of 2007-8.

29 Feb 2008

New records

This update includes 8400 new records; just over 2200 of these cover publications of 2007 with a further 1479 covering works published in 2006.

1 Feb 2008

New thematic lists

We have introduced new thematic lists that enable you to see, with a single click, what has been written about each of the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh counties, and about twentieth-century British prime ministers. All of these searches can also be carried out from the Bibliography's Full Search form but we hope that the lists will be a useful short-cut, especially for users who are new to the Bibliography, and we plan to introduce more in the future if the response is positive.

20 Dec 2007

New links to help you find library copies and online text

We have introduced new links on the detailed record display to help users to find library copies, or to find online text from services such as JSTOR or on publishers' sites.

27 Oct 2007

New records

This update includes nearly 5400 new records; about half of these cover publications of 2006-7.

3 Jul 2007

New records

This update includes nearly 3900 new records; 1765 of these cover publications of 2006-7.

221 of the new records relate to Irish history, including 119 generated by the new Irish History Online project to improve coverage of the Irish Diaspora. All records relating to Irish history are accessible using the Irish material only option on the RHS search menu, or through the Irish History Online search menu.

17 Apr 2007

Improved Z39.50 searching using BookWhere

We have revised our Z39.50 settings to give better results with BookWhere, a popular Z39.50 client.

24 Feb 2007

New Arts and Humanities Research Council grant

We are pleased to announce that the RHS Bibliography has received a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to fund the continuing development of the bibliography as a free online resource for three years from 1 January 2007. As well as continuing to keep the bibliography up-to-date, we plan to develop more item-to-item linkage to digitized copies of works that we have indexed.

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