Librarians using BBIH

In this blog, Ed Lyon describes how they use BBIH to help students in UCL and Birkbeck libraries

Online reading lists from BBIH

The Bibliography's editors and Brepols regularly work together to produce themed online reading lists of recently published works, drawn from the Bibliography.

Video guides to using BBIH for teaching, studying or research

We've put together a set of 8 short videos that show how BBIH can be used for university teaching and undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD research.

BBIH for online teaching and better access to your digital resources

With teaching and research now online, the Bibliography helps lecturers and students make the most of your library's online resources.

Powerpoint slides to promote BBIH

Single PP slide for Librarians to promote BBIH PPTX 2.38 MB
5 PP slides in sequence to promote BBIH PPTX 3.66 MB

Posters, brochures and guides for BBIH

Full 2019 BBIH brochure PDF 1.83 MB
BBIH A4 poster PDF 976.55 KB
BBIH A5 flyer PDF 984.92 KB
Using BBIH for Eighteenth-Century Studies PDF 2.83 MB
Using BBIH for Social History PDF 1.29 MB
Using BBIH for International History PDF 1.33 MB

Subscription information

Subscriptions are tailored to a variety of institutional types and sizes:

  • Standard Licence: offers access, including remote, to the full information but is limited to three simultaneous users. Access is by IP address(es).
  • Campus Wide Licence: offers unlimited access, both onsite and remote, by IP address(es). Subscriptions in the UK are based on Jisc bandings, and those in the USA are based on the Carnegie Classification.
  • Consortium / Multiple-Campus Subscription: volume discounts are available for qualifying groups of institutions and multi-site licences.

For more information about institutional subscription rates and options, or if you require assistance with your subscription, please contact Brepols Publishers.

Free trial

Institutions wishing to access the Bibliography are welcome to sign up for a 30-day free trial. Please contact Brepols Publishers for more information at

Is BBIH OpenURL compatible?

Yes. Librarians of subscribing institutions can send their link resolver details to Brepols, who will then activate the service for the appropriate IP address range.

Is there a widget to enable searches from our library intranet pages or VLE, such as Moodle?

Details of the widget are available from the Brepols' website. Results are available only to users with a current subscription to the Bibliography. If you are in a subscribing institution, you should be taken straight through to the results of your search in BBIH, just as if you had entered your query in the Search Anywhere field of the search form.

If you're a member of a subscribing institution working off-site, you may need to sign in through your institution's remote access portal rather than using the widget. Users with individual usernames and passwords can use the widget but will need to fill in their username and password on a log in screen.

Access the Bibliography of British and Irish History

BBIH is a subscription service available through many libraries and archives in Britain, Ireland and worldwide. Use your library login to view BBIH.

Access BBIH and follow the 'Enter databases' link