BBIH User Experiences

British and US historians and librarians reflect on their use of BBIH for teaching and research.

Reflections on using BBIH

The Bibliography of British and Irish History is an essential resource for anyone interested in the history of Britain and Ireland, or the British World.
In an age of information overload, the Bibliography is the definitive, curated record of what's been written about the past, and who's writing History today. No student, lecturer or researcher should be without the wonderful BBIH.

Professor Sir David Cannadine, Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University, and President of the British Academy

It’s hard to imagine historical research and teaching without BBIH at my side. The Bibliography offers a great deal not only to historians of Britain and Ireland, for it also reflects an expansive view of what students and researchers need to know about this country’s European and global entanglement.

Professor Miri Rubin, Queen Mary University of London, UK

The Bibliography of British and Irish History is, quite simply, indispensable. A superb resource—well maintained, regularly updated, and with the very best search tools—this is the indispensable ‘go to’ for all serious scholarship on British and Irish History.

Professor Mark Ormrod, University of York, UK

The Bibliography is the first resource I recommend, and rely on for myself, when starting research on the history of British Atlantic. Searches reveal the latest work on the Atlantic World, and the British in colonial America—including scholarly articles, book chapters, monographs and reviews.

Dr Jordan Landes, Curator, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

BBIH is an invaluable, long-established, hand-curated resource. It not only provides powerful tools to help students and scholars find relevant secondary content, but also makes possible large-scale, quantitative and qualitative surveys of whole fields of historical study.

Professor Joanna Innes, University of Oxford, UK

BBIH guides for use in teaching and research

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Getting the most from BBIH - in teaching and research

BBIH is an excellent resource for teaching & research: our help pack has videos & guides on making the most of this unique collection of 630,000 publications.