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Getting Started

Not sure where to start?

Have a look at our How To... page for our three part tutorial on getting started with your research. The Starting Your Research tutorial is tailored to your School/Department. 

You will also find guidance on searching Library databases, provided by some of our database providers.

Cite Them Right - Chicago Style Online Referencing Guidance

For the period from the 17th century to the 21st, the Library has numerous resources.  The most wide ranging of these is Gale Primary Sources, but other more specific archives such as the New York Times and UK Parliamentary Papers are also available.

The following databases are included in the Gale Primary Source platform.

Other Primary Resources

Hundreds of historical journals are available in the following digitized collections.

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Foyle Special Collections & Archives

The University's Foyle Special Collections & Archives consist of rare books, original documents and artefacts which support various teaching and research areas of the University of Roehampton. The collections relate to Friedrich Froebel and the kindergarten, Froebel College, Children's Literature and the children’s book author Richmal Crompton, Dance, and to a number of other areas including Religious Studies.

The Library also subscribes to number of large archive collections that are not freely available online. These can be found on the other pages in this guide.

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