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History: Introduction

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

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Special Collections

A Prospect of Limerick

Consult the unique book, archival and manuscript collections in the Special Collections Reading Room in the Glucksman Library.

Oral History


Here are useful links and information to support your study of History at UL.

Email me to arrange a suitable time to discuss your research project, essay or sources

Soldiers accompany women with food parcels during the 1916 Rising in Dublin. 

Classification Guide to History Books

300 Social and Cultural Histories
700s Art, Architecture Histories
900 - 907 Historical Studies, Historiography, Historical Research Methods, Oral History
Classification Guide to History Books
909 - 912 Global History, Geographical History, Cartographies
914 Geographical Research Methods, GIS
915 - 919 Geography, Travel and Exploration by region
920 - 929 Life Histories, Family Histories; Genealogy
930 Archeology, Ancient and Classical Histories
940; 940.2; 940.3; 940.53; 940.55 General Histories of Europe; World War 1; World War 2; Holocaust; Postwar
941 History of the geographical British Isles
941.5; 941.507; 941.508; 941.50821 General Irish History; Eighteenth Century Ireland; Nineteenth Century Ireland; 1916 and including biography
941.508214; 941.60824 Twentieth Century Ireland and Northern Ireland
941.7; 941.725 - 941.8 Contemporary Ireland, including biographies; Histories of Place
942 History of Britain
943; 943.083; 943.108 German History; Third Reich; East Germany - DDR, Contemporary Germany
943.6; 943.8; 943.9 Austria; Poland; Hungary
944; 955.04; 944.08; 944.083 History and historiography of France; French Revolution; Vichy France; Contemporary France, including biographies
945; 945.51 Italy; Italian Renaissance
946;  946.043; 946.08; 946.7 Spain; Philip of Spain; Spanish Civil War; Catalonia
947; 947.108; 947.084; 947.086 Russia; Russian Revolution; Soviet Russia; Contemporary Russia, Post-Soviet States
948 History of the Baltic States
949;  949.4; 949.507; 949.6; 949.7 Netherlands; Switzerland; Greece; Balkans; Former Yugoslavia
950; 951; 952; 954 China; Korea; Japan; India; Pakistan
955; 956; 953; 958; Ottoman Empire; Modern Middle East; Israel; Palestine; Lebanon; Syria; Iran; Iraq; Arabia; Jordan; Afghanistan
959 South East Asia, Indonesia; East Timor
961; 962;965 North Africa; Egypt; Ethopia; Morocco; Algeria
966; 967; 968 Africa, West, East, South
970; 971; 972; 973; North America; Canada; Latin America
979? First Nations
994 Australia; New Zealand


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