Databases for History
Use the databases below to:
- find references to journal articles
- keep up to date with the latest publications in your subject
Some databases require your Cardiff University network username and password for off-campus access. These databases are available for all staff and students of Cardiff University but because of licensing restrictions they are not available to external members and visitors.
You can also access databases through Electronic Resources - MetaLib
Database guides are available to help you.
Contains bibliographic references from 1955 onwards from over 2000 journals, plus theses and books, from 50 languages. It covers the period 1450 to date, but excludes North American history.
To access Historical Abstracts, your Cardiff University network username and password will be required
International Medieval Bibliography
Lists articles about the period 400AD to 1500AD published since 1967 in journals, conference proceedings, collected essays, Festschriften and exhibition catalogues. It contains over 300,000 references on:
- European languages and literatures
- Islamic studies
- history of art
Off-campus use of International Medieval Bibliography
To access International Medieval Bibliography off-campus, your Cardiff University network username and password will be required.
British Humanities Index
Contains references relating to the humanities from articles in over 200 British journals and major newspapers from 1962 onwards. Subjects covered include:
- the arts
- current affairs
To access British Humanities Index off-campus your Cardiff University network username and password will be required.
Web of Knowledge
This service provides access to the Web of Science databases:
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index
- Social Science Citation Index
- Science Citation Index
Covers over 8,500 scholarly research journals, including author abstracts, from 1981 to the present. Searchable by keyword or by works that have been cited by other publications.
Also includes the ISI Journal Citation Reports for the Sciences and Social Sciences. To access the Reports, login to Web of Science and select the ISI Journal Citation Reports option from the home page. These provide easy access to data so scholarly journals can be compared. Categories include highest impact and most frequently cited journals.