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Finding History Records

A guide to historical records located on the Third Floor of the Main Library


​The History Records collection forms part of the History Reference Collections, located in Zone3A on the Third Floor of the Main Library. They are arranged in shelfmark order beginning DA 25

Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, or, Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages DA 25.F4

Known as the ‘Rolls Series’, this 250-volume work reproduces some of the key medieval documents, chronicles and records written in Britain and Ireland. This series appears in the FindIt@Bham only under the series title – the quickest way to locate an individual volume/title is to search on the JISC Library Hub Discover. Once you have established that the title you require has been published by the Rolls series, you can simply go to the shelves to locate it. If you already know that a title was published in the Rolls Series, the quickest practical way to find out if we have it is simply to scan the shelves.

There are a number of other series that reproduce early texts, for example: Nelson/Oxford/York Medieval Texts (each volume catalogued and classified individually); and Early English Text Society (PR 1119.A2).

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