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History: History Collections

Collections in the Seeley Library

The Seeley collects material covering most regions and periods of History.  Our particular strengths are in West European and American History, though we also collect for African, Asian, Middle and Far Eastern studies, where the collections complement those held in other libraries.

The Library's primary role is to support the Faculty of History’s internationally-renowned teaching programme, both at undergraduate level and for taught elements of graduate studies.

Also housed in the Seeley is the Latin-American Studies Library collection. For more information see their website.

A taste of our collections...

faculty books

Books by our Faculty members


Reference titles - print and online



How to find print resources in the Seeley

Use iDiscover to search the Seeley collections.

The Seeley's collection is organised into two classifications schemes to enable readers to find material accurately and quickly.  More information can be found here:

Electronic resources

You can find a list of useful electronic resources for history on the Seeley Library Website. Please visit this link. You can also find useful electronic resources for Part I, Papers 2-24 here.

Many of our print books are available as ebooks - find them alongside the print in iDiscover.  For help see the ebooks@cambridge website.

For more information about finding ejournal articles and online databases see the tab Researching a Topic.

Make a Recommendation

You can make recommendations to the Seeley Library using our online form.

Alternatively you may wish to contact the University Library using their website.

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