You can find specific resources using Library Search. For many resources, such as books, you can find them by searching for the author's surname (family name) and a few key words from the title using the basic search function.
For journal articles and book chapters, you may need to search for the journal or main book title if searching for the article or chapter details does not bring up the material you need.
The Library Search help page gives more advice on effective searching.
When working on assignments, it is likely you will need to look beyond your unit reading list for information on your topic.
If you want to do a thorough search of the literature on a topic, the best way to do this is to use a database.
A database indexes journals and other sources of information, meaning you may search across all these indexed sources at once.
There are two main types of database used in history:
To make sure you use databases to their full potential, book onto one of our sessions on Finding Literature for your Essay, or get in touch with your subject librarian.
Search books, journal articles and more provided by the University of Bristol Library