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Frequently requested reference works

This is a brief and selective list of reference works on open access, which are most frequently requested by users of the Humanities Reading Room. It is arranged alphabetically by title and gives short title and shelfmark details only. Electronic resources can be accessed in the Electronic Resources Rooms in both Humanities - Floor 1 and 2.

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American books in print
Also available online as part of Global books in print, onsite only
HLQ 015.73
Annual registerHLR 909.08
Arts and humanities citation index
Also available online via Web of science, onsite only.
HUR 011.34

ASLIB directory

HLQ 026 and HUR 026
BBC Sound ArchiveHUS 025.34809421
Bible, New EnglishHLR 220.5206
Bibliotheque Nationale catalogueHLR 017.436
Book review digest
Also available online, onsite only.
HUR 028.1
Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fableHLR 423.1
British archivesHLQ 027.041 and HUR 027.041
British humanities index
Also available online, onsite only.
HUL 011.340941
British national bibliography
Also available as the BNB subset of Explore the British Library
HLR 015.41
British union catalogue of periodicalsHUR 011.34
Burke's Peerage
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR Enquiry Desk 929.72
Calendar of state papersHLR 941 RS120-
Catalogue of political and personal satiresHLR 769.5
Catalogue of printed mapsHLR 912.016
Catholic encyclopediaHLR 282.03
Chicago manual of styleHLR 808.027 and HUR 808.027
Commonwealth universities yearbookHLQ 378 and HUR 378
Complete peerage (G.E.C.)HLR 929.72
Complete works of FreudHLR 150.195
Complete works of ShakespeareHLR 822.33
Comprehensive dissertation indexHUR 011.75
Contemporary authors
Also available online as part of Literature resource center, onsite only
HLR 808.042
Crockford's clerical directoryHLQ 283.42
Cumulative book indexHLL 015.73
Debrett's peerageHLR Enquiry Desk 929.72 and HLM 920.041
Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous publicationsHLR 014.2
Dictionary of literary biography
Also available online as part of Literature resource center, onsite only.
HLR 809
Dictionary of national biography
Also available online with the Oxford dictionary of national biography and on CD-ROM, both onsite only.
HLR 920.041
Directory of British associationsHLQ 062
Directory of rare books and special collectionsHLQ 027.041
Domesday bookHLR 333.322
Encyclopaedia Britannica 
Also available online, onsite only
HLR 032
Encyclopaedia JudaicaHLR 909.04924
Encyclopaedia of IslamHLR 909.09717
Encyclopaedia of religionHLR 200.3
English catalogue of booksHLR 015.41
English historical documentsHLR 941
Gazetteer of the world 
Also available online, onsite only
HLR 910.3
Gentleman's magazineRAR 052
GramophoneHUS 050
Granger's index to poetryHLR 808.81
Grove dictionary of art
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR 703
Harleian Society publicationsHLX 929.341
Historical Manuscripts Commission publicationsHLR 941 MC1-81
Index of English literary manuscriptsHLR 820.8
Index of manuscripts in the British LibraryHLR 011.31
Index to the Times
Also available online as Palmers full text online 1790-1905 and on CD-ROM 1906-1980, onsite only.
HUR 072.1
Index to theses
Also available online from 1970, onsite only.
HUR 011.750941
Index translationumHLR 011.7
International who's who
Also available online in World who's who, onsite only.
HLQ 920.02
Inventories of historical monumentsHLR 942
Kunstler-LexiconHLR 709.22
Libraries and information services in the United kingdom and the Republic of IrelandHLQ 027.041
London stageHLR 792.65
Macmillan dictionary of art 
Also available online as Grove art, onsite only.
HLR 703
Master atlas of Greater LondonHLQ 912.421
MLA international bibliography
Also available online, onsite only
HUR 809
Monumenta Germaniae historicaHLL 943
National union catalogHLL 018.3
New Cambridge bibliography of English literatureHLR 820.16
New Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Also available online, onsite only.
HUS 780.3
New Musical ExpressHUS 050
New York Public Library dictionary catalogHLL 018.47
Newspaper Library catalogue
Also available as the Newspaper catalogue subset of Explore the British Library.
HLR 011.35 and HUR 011.35
Nineteenth century short title catalogue
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR 015.41
Notes and queriesHLR 052
Oxford classical dictionary 
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR 938.003
Oxford companion to children's literatureHLR 809.89282
Oxford companion to English literature
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR 820.9
Oxford dictionary of national biography
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR 920.041
Oxford dictionary of quotations
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR 808.882
Oxford dictionary of the Christian churchHLR 270.03
Oxford English dictionary
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR 423 and HUR 423
Pevsner, Buildings of England
Index also available on CD-ROM, onsite only.
HLR Enquiry Desk 720.942
Picture researchers' handbookHLR 026.7
Pipe rollsHLR 941 R
Radio TimesHUS 050
Record Commission volumesHLL 941 (RC1-78)
Register of preservation microformsHLM 011.36
Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques
Also available online as part of Art sales catalogues online, onsite only.
HLL 702.94
Roget's thesaurus
Also available online.
HLR 423.1 and HUR 423.1
Rolls seriesHLR 941 RS1-204
Routledge Encyclopedia of PhilosophyHLR 103
Short title catalogue of books 1475-1640 (Pollard & Redgrave)HLR 015.41
Short title catalogue of books 1641-1700
Also available on CD-ROM, onsite only.
HLR 015.41
Survey of LondonHLR 942.1
Thieme & Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Kunstler
Also available online as Artists of the World Online, onsite only.
HLR 709.22
Times atlas of the worldHLL 912
Times literary supplement
Also available online, onsite only.
HUL 809.005
Ulrich's international periodicals directory 
Also available online, onsite only.

HUR 011.34
Union list of serialsHUL 011.34
Victoria county historiesHLL 942
Waterloo directory of English newspapers and periodicals 
Also available on online, onsite only.

HUR 011.340942
Wellesley index to Victorian periodicals, 1824-1900
Also available online, onsite only.
HUR 011.340941
Who was who
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR 920.041
Who's who
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR Enquiry Desk 920.041
Willings press guideHUR Enquiry Desk 338.470705
World of learning
Also available online, onsite only.
HUR Enquiry Desk 378
Writers' and artists' yearbookHLR Enquiry Desk 808.02

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