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History: Books

Welcome to the Glucksman Library guide supporting the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the University of Limerick


Cannot Find What You Are Looking For?

If the book is out on loan, you can place a request on it, if there are no other copies available to borrow.

Borrowing from other libraries?  Request an Interlibrary Loan - Available to Staff, Postgraduates & 4th Year Undergraduates ONLY.

Recommend a book? - Contact the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian if you would like to recommend a book we should buy for the library.

Reference Books for History and Archives

LION - Literature Online & MLA Databases


How can I find A book?

Use the Library Search to find books, you can limit your search using the drop down options on the right hand side of the search box to just search for books both print and electronic. You can further refine your search using the facet options on the left hand side of the screen, limiting your search to "On the Shelf"  will only list items that are actually on the library shelves at that time and therefore should be available to borrow.

Alternatively If you limit your search to the option ‘Glucksman Library’ this will list all items even those out on loan.

Finding Books and eBooks

Library Search


Use the Library Search to see if the item is available in the library. Note the shelfmark and then go to the shelfmark to locate the book.

Ebooks or electronic books can be accessed via Library Search

Here are some other useful shelfmarks for history:

940.53         World War Two

262/282       Irish catholic church history, church and politics

301.44         History of class

508              History of Irish natural history 

700-709       Art history, critical, cultural politics, aesthetics

900-907       Historiography and historical method and tools

Historical Abstracts

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Recommend a Book!

Found a great book you think would be perfect for our collection?

Just email Pattie Punch to make a suggestion