German Historical Institute London

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Electronic Resources

A wide range of electronic publications, bibliographical databases, full-text resources and e-journals is available for readers to consult in the Library. A selection of the most important databases, some of which can be found at very few other libraries in the UK, is listed below. Please note that there is no remote access to electronic resources. Access is only provided inside the library.

Bibliographic Databases

Bibliography of British and Irish History

The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) replaced the Royal Historical Society Bibliography and includes nearly 510,000 records describing books and articles about British and Irish history.

Full-text Resources

British History Online Premium Content

British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. The additional premium content, available exclusively to subscribers, contains the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, all the volumes of the Calendar of State Papers, Domestic 1537-1714, the Calendars of State Papers for Scotland and Ireland, plus the Calendar of Close Rolls.


DigiZeitschriften is a digital repository of German academic journals. It includes archives of well-known German research journals with long print runs reaching back to the nineteenth century.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 1949-today

First published on 1 November 1949, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is one of the major daily newspapers in Germany. The database contains more than 2.8 million text-searchable articles from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung from the founding of the newspaper until 1992.


JSTOR provides full-text searches of digitized back issues of several hundred well-known academic journals.

Refugee Voices / Holocaust Testimonies 

Refugee Voices is a major audio-visual archive for the study of the Holocaust and the history of German refugees in Britain during and after the Second World War. Through filmed interviews Refugee Voices provides insights into the life stories of 150 survivors of the Nazi persecutions in Germany who found refuge in Britain.

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