New: Bibliography of British & Irish History (BBIH)

We are pleased to announce that we now have access to the successor of the RHS Bibliography: the Bibliography of British & Irish History (BBIH).

From a Brepols blurb:

“The Bibliography of British and Irish History Online (BBIH) has grown out of, and will supersede, the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History. Over the last ten years the RHS Bibliography has established itself as an essential tool for researchers at every level and throughout the world working on British and Irish history from the coming of the Romans to the present. Following the cessation of Arts and Humanities Research Council project funding at the end of 2009, a change has been introduced in order to secure the long-term future of the Bibliography. From now on, the BBIH will be published by Brepols Publishers and will change from a free access to a subscribed service, with institutional and individual subscriptions available.

Key features

A database of around 470,000 records, updated 3 times per year, with around 10,000 references added annually.

• Covers British and Irish history and relations with the empire and Commonwealth, from 55 BC to the present.

• The bibliography lists books, articles in books, and articles in journals.

• Over 600 journals regularly checked.

• Multi-lingual interface (English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish).

• Simple or advanced search options.

• Numerous search fields: author, title, year of publication, place, period, person, etc.

• In-depth hierarchical indexes and cross-references.

• Several export formats (Endnote, Refworks, Microsoft Office Word).

• Use of Boolean and truncation operators.

• Ability to find out more about people covered using the integrated links with the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the National Register of Archives, and Who Was Who.

• Also including links to British History Online, Reviews in History, H-Albion Reviews, BLArticles Direct, Google books, and COPAC.”

BBIH is now available on OxLIP+. Remote access is with SSO.

OxLIP+ will provide parallel access to BBIH and RHS Bibliography until the end of the year, but will withdraw RHS Bibliography in January. Dr Ian Archer will demonstrate this database, explaining the difference to the RHS version, on Thurs. 19 November, 12:45, Lecture Theatre, History Faculty. Staff and students are all warmly invited to come along.