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Resource guides

A comprehensive listing of the research materials we hold on subjects that are strongly represented in our library and archive collections.

These guides are designed to give an overview of resources linked to these subjects, organised by topic. If you can't find what you're looking for, or would like more information, please get in touch.

Daffodil election poster


Sources cover pre- and post-1970 Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England, and devolution in the EU.

Map of Europe

Eastern and Central Europe

A wide range of print and archival materials relating to Eastern and Central Europe from the 16th century onwards, comprising unique collections on Czechoslovak history during the 20th century.

Richard Aldington, Images of war: a book of poems illustrated by Paul Nash (Westminster, London: Beaumont Press, 1919).

First World War

Books, newspapers, journals, archives and ephemera from the period 1914-18, covering a wide range of topics.

Taming Shrew

Gender history

Sources useful for understanding history from a gendered perspective, from ballads, lawsuits, fiction, and works on anatomy from 17th to 20th centuries.


Illustrated sources

A guide to locating illustrated sources in the rare books, archives, ephemera, newspaper and journal collections.

Victorian London streets with back to back terraces, from Gustave Doré, London, a Pilgrimage (1872)

Labour history

A guide to print and archival sources on working class lives, trade unions, the Labour Party, and left-wing politics.

Welsh ballads

Digitised Welsh ballads, complemented by scholarly articles by Prof. E. Wyn James on their study and appreciation.

L. J., Hanes y Wladva Gymreig (1898)

Welsh emigration

A bibliography relating to Welsh emigration to America, Canada, Patagonia and other countries.

Penline Castle, in Edward Donovan, Descriptive excursions through South Wales and Monmouthshire (1805)

Welsh travel

16th-20th century books on travel within Wales, and Welsh language books on travel outside Wales.

Conjuring table

Witchcraft and related beliefs

Sources from the late 15th to 18th centuries including incunabula, religious and demonological writings, trial accounts, and various texts on witchcraft, magic, and related beliefs.

Cover image of Luckiest Girl in the School

Women's studies

Sources include biographies, newspapers, diaries, children's literature, conduct manuals and fashion journals.