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A guide to select, scholarly resources, both electronic and print, for History.
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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TRIAL - Chatham House Online

Module 1, 1920-1979

Chatham House, home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, holds a rich archive of policy research on international affairs.  This database contains an archive of:

  • lectures by major world figures and specialists across the field of international affairs from 1920 onwards.
  • Audio recordings of meetings from 1966 onwards linked to transcripts
  • half a million pages of primary sources — ranging from briefing papers, special reports and pamphlets to conference papers and monographs

This trial will run until 20 June 2014


Welcome to the History Library Guide.

Please click on the tabs above to locate resources that will assist with your research.

Fisher Library contains most of the material you will need for History, but you are welcome to use all of the University of Sydney Libraries.


    Unit of study readings

    Unit of study readings can often be found in the 2 Hour collection (high demand books and sometimes DVDs) and eReadings (electronic articles and scanned chapters).

    Books can be borrowed for 2 Hours or overnight, while eReadings can be accessed online via the Library catalogue.

    You will also find your course readers in the 2 Hour collection.

    Use the catalogue to locate your Unit of study readings


    LIBR1000 Library and Research Skills

    Some junior and postgradute level units in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences may require you to complete LIBR1000 Library and Research Skills. The learning modules can be found on the LIBR1000 Library and Research Skills web page.

    If your lecturer or tutor has advised you to complete the final test ARTS1000, please log into Learning Management System (Blackboard) with your unikey username and password.



    Book & Things: a display of resources for Pacific studies at the University of Sydney
    Curated by Erna Lilje

    24 April to 19 December 2014
    Where: Exhibition Space, Level 2, Fisher Library
    Cost: FREE and open daily to the public. Closed Public Holidays
    Times: Opening times vary, please check the website

    Further information
    T 9036 6465

    Highlighted resources

    The Making of the Modern World

    The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature Part I ,1450-1850 & Part II, 1851-1914. These sources track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth.

    Making of Modern Law: trials 1600-1926

    Based on holdings of the law libraries of Harvard and Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York, the product offers online access to these important collections. 

    Making of Modern Law Legal Treatises 1800 - 1926

    Legal treatises comprising over 21,000 works from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on British Commonwealth and American law.


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