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History libraries & research open day

Senate House Library and Institute of Historical Research Library

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

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History libraries & research open day

Tuesday 18th March 2014, Deller Hall, Senate House

An opportunity to meet and learn about libraries and archives

A one-day programme ideal for postgraduate students and early career researchers.

  • Introductory sessions on training and research skills in libraries, archives and digital resources in the morning followed by...
  • An open history fair with information and advice about using history collections with one-on-one clinics in practical research skills, including reference management and digital imaging.
**Places are now fully booked for the morning sessions, and if you register you will be added to a waiting list. However, the afternoon history fair is open for all to attend from 1pm to 4.30pm. We hope to see you there.**

Provisional programme

Registration from 9.00 am

Morning sessions 9.30 am -12.45 pm

  • Library and Archive networks, resources and organisation.
  • Electronic resources, Reference management software, Digital imaging, Digital research, IHR training courses and Presentation skills.


Afternoon history fair  1 pm - 4.30 pm

One-on-one research training clinics:

  • Bibliography of British and Irish History
  • British History Online
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Research, Curation and Copyright
  • Presentation Skills
  • Reference Management Software
  • Using the National Archives Published and Archive Collections


Talk to staff and find out more about the following collections and resources:

  • Association of Performing Arts Collections
  • British Library
  • British Museum Libraries
  • British Postal Museum & Archive
  • Caird Library, National Maritime Museum
  • Explore Business Archives
  • George Padmore Institute
  • German Historical Institute library
  • Guildhall Library
  • HistoryLab and HistoryLab Plus Research Networks
  • Institute of Historical Research
  • King's College London Library
  • Lambeth Palace Library
  • London Metropolitan Archives
  • Library of the Society of Friends
  • LSE Library Services
  • The National Archives
  • School of Oriental and African Studies Library
  • Senate House Library
  • Society of Antiquaries Library
  • Special Collections, Goldsmiths University of London
  • TUC Collections, London Metropolitan University
  • V & A Theatre Collection
  • Warburg Institute
  • Wellcome Library
  • Wiener Library



Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Do you have questions about History libraries & research open day? Contact Senate House Library and Institute of Historical Research Library

When & Where

University of London
Malet St
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 from 09:00 to 16:30 (GMT)

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Senate House Library and Institute of Historical Research Library

Senate House Library is the central library of the University of London, and the home library for the School of Advanced Study.

The IHR promotes the study of history with events, digital resources and a reference collection of published primary sources.

The History Day event is organised in collaboration with the Committee of London Research Libraries in History.

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