History resources

Delve into history

Exploring history with University of Plymouth opens up a wide range of resources to you. With access to our extensive library and a wealth of electronic resources, you’ll find very little need to purchase any texts of your own during the course.

Besides a digital database of thousands of academic articles and a broad collection of books in the library, you’ll also benefit from the University’s subscriptions to key primary sources. Boost your research project with unlimited access to quality resources such as the complete The Times newspaper archive (1785–1985) or Empire online documents.

Network with the best

You’ll be joining a wider community of scholars and historical enthusiasts based in the history department. 

Our research seminars highlight the quality historical research the University is engaging in.

Whilst our public lecture series – convened jointly with the city’s Historical Association branch – gives you access to some of the best and brightest historians in the world. Recent speakers have included Professor Anne Curry (University of Southampton), Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch (University of Oxford) and Professor David Garrow (University of Cambridge).    

Book bundles

As a first year BA (Hons) History student you will receive 11 books that cover the six modules that you will study during this year. These books are useful in later years – especially the books for HIST401 What is History – and you will find yourself going back to them throughout your degree and possibly on into postgraduate study. In your second and third years you will receive additional books that cover your core modules. You will also benefit from document readers and other materials to support you on your modules at no additional charge.