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Electronic databases - title list H: Available in the Library's Reading Rooms

The electronic databases available in the British Library's London Reading Rooms cover business and intellectual property, the humanities (including rare books and music), manuscripts, maps, science, social science and official publications, newspapers and our Asia, Pacific & Africa Collections.

Owing to licensing restrictions, these resources can only be accessed from British Library workstations within our Reading Rooms and Business & IP Centre.

Except where indicated, titles are available in all the Library's London Reading Rooms.

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Title Brief Description

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Handbook of Latin American Studies A bibliography evaluating books, book chapters, articles, and conference proceedings published world-wide in the field of Latin American studies. Produced by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the online records correspond to the printed Handbook of Latin American Studies. The database is multilingual and multidisciplinary, covering the fields of anthropology - including archaeology and genealogy; art; economics; electronic resources; geography; government and politics; international relations; literature; music; philosophy; and sociology.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

HAPI Online Online version of the Hispanic American Periodicals Index. Indexes more than 500 key social science and humanities journals containing information about Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Coverage dates from 1970 onwards and includes articles, book reviews and original literary works. Many of the citations are linked to full text.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Harrogate Advertiser
31 Aug 2004-
Full text of articles from the Harrogate Advertiser, the regional weekly paper published in Harrogate.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Hartlib Papers A complete text and image database of the papers of Samuel Hartlib (c.1600 - 1662).
NB: CD-ROM available from the standalone terminal in carrel 9 of the Manuscripts Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
Health and Psychosocial Instruments
1985 to present
Provides access to information about measuring instruments in the fields of health, psychology, organisational behaviour and library and information science. Covers questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes/manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios and tests.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Health CD Full text of Department of Health Publications, including circulars, press releases, Parliamentary material, journals, statistical publications and Social Services Inspectorate reports, to 1998.
NB: This CD-ROM is available from the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk for workstation 1 in the Social Sciences Reading Room.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.
CD-ROM resource
HeinOnline Law Journals Contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals in full text. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes up to the most current issue allowed based on contracts with publishers. Therefore, in some cases the current issues are available, but generally a user will notice a one-volume delay. Searching can be done by title or author name; full-text searching of the collection or select periodicals is also available, and date ranges may be entered to narrow the search results.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Herald / Sunday Herald (Glasgow) 1998 - Full text of articles from The Herald, the Scottish national daily broadsheet published in Glasgow and its sister paper, The Sunday Herald.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Heritage of the Printed Book Database Created by the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL), the HeritagePrintedBook database is a catalogue of European printing in the early modern era (from the 15th century to the 1830s).
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Historical Abstracts Historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada). Article abstracts and bibliographical citations of books and dissertations. Indexing, which originally covered publications from 1954 onwards, is being extended retrospectively to the late 19th century. You can now search Historical Abstracts alongside America: History and Life.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Manuscripts Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

The History of the Coronation of James II The History of the Coronation of James II by Francis Sandford printed in London, 1687. Bridwell Library copy.
NB: CD-ROM available from the Rare Books Reference Enquiry Desk for use on a standalone terminal only.
For help with this resource
: see staff at the Rare Books Reference Enquiry Desk.
CD-ROM resource
History of Parliament The history of parliament from 1386-1820. Includes illustrations, essays, and biographical entries for members of parliament.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.

Online resource

Hitler. Quellen 1924-45 The searchable full text of the Institute of Contemporary History (IFZ) edition Hitler – Speeches, Writings, Proclamations (1925–33) plus over 1,700 documents and commentary from the 1965 Max Domarus edition covering the years 1932–1945 and documentation of Hitler’s trial for high treason in 1924.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
HMIC
(Health
Management Information Consortium)
Brings together the Department of Health Library Database (Dhdata), the Health Management Information Service (HELMIS) Database and the King's Fund Database. Together these databases contain over 250,000 records citing journal articles as well as monographs and technical reports covering UK and overseas health management.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Horę Beatę Marię ad usum Romanum Horę Beatę Marię ad usum Romanum printed in France, 1524. Library of Congress.
NB: CD-ROM available from the Rare Books Reference Enquiry Desk for use on a standalone terminal only.
For help with this resource
: see staff at the Rare Books Reference Enquiry Desk.
CD-ROM resource
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1688-

Searchable full text of Bills, Reports of Committees, Reports of Commissioners, and Accounts and Papers, with supplementary material for 1688-1834. For the long C18, includes private and local Bills and Acts, House of Lords papers, Commons and Lords Journals and Debates.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desk.
Online resource
Hull Daily Mail
6 Nov 1999 -
Full text of articles from the Hull Daily Mail, regional daily newspaper serving the city of Hull and its outlying areas, including Beverley, Cottingham, Hornsea and villages across East Yorkshire.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Human Resources Abstracts Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to human resources, including human resource management, employee assistance, organizational behaviour and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Online resource
De Humani Corporis Fabrica De Humani Corporis Fabrica by Andreas Vesalius printed in Basel, 1543. Warnock Library copy.
NB: CD-ROM available from the Rare Books Reference Enquiry Desk for use on a standalone terminal only.
For help with this resource
: see staff at the Rare Books Reference Enquiry Desk.
CD-ROM resource
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective A bibliographic database that cites articles from humanities and social sciences journals and covers a wide range of interdisciplinary fields. Dates covered: 1907 - 1984.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities, Rare Books & Music or Social Sciences Reference Enquiry desks.
Online resource
Hungarian Authors Szinnyei Jozsef: Magyar Irok Elete Es Munkai (Lives and works of Hungarian authors) compiled by József Szinnyei. Originally published in Budapest, 1891-1914. Contains 30.000 biographies.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Hungarian Bibliography Gives access to the databases of the Hungarian National Library, hosted by Arcanum, click on a folder in yellow panel on left hand side, they also include no. 1 in this list, Magyar könyvészet 1921-1944, the Manuscript Database and the Early Printed Collections.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
Hungarian National Bibliography Contains records of all publications received at National Szechenyi Library.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.

Hymn Quest The CD-ROM is the most comprehensive ever published in its field, containing over 26,100 first lines and choruses, the full text of more than 15,800 hymns and songs from some 304 hymn books and publications.
NB: CD-ROM available from the Reference Enquiry desk for the standalone workstation in the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reading Rooms.
For help with this resource
: see staff at the Humanities or Rare Books & Music Reference Enquiry desks.
CD-ROM resource