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Resources for the Economic Historian in the IHR library

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econWorks on economic history abound within the library and it is hoped a new collection guide on the subject will indicate the range of material we have here and help readers locate specific works that may be of use to their research. The bulk of the guide comprises of an overview showcasing some of the works we have here in the library. These include some of our bibliographic resources, works on the historiography of economic history, reference works and editions of published statistics as well as a selection of items on a range of topics from banking and finance, international trade, to even whaling and the fishing industry (during the course of writing this guide I discovered that a particular strength of the library’s collections is agriculture history, especially for Britain and Ireland).

As well as the overview there are details of the University of London theses relevant to economic history we have, as well as the electronic resources you can access from within the library.

Lastly there are also details to some of the other UK libraries and archives crucial for anyone researching economic history including the library at LSE, the Marshall Library at Cambridge and the Goldsmith Collection at Senate House Library.

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