British Humanities Index

The British Humanities Index is a database published by ProQuest that indexes journals, magazines, and newspapers published in Great Britain and other English-speaking countries.[1] The Oxford guide to library research described it as a "particularly good British source,"[2] stating that it had "headings of its own devising."[2] It covers more than 400 periodicals beginning in 1962.[1] Walford stated in 1985 that "BHI's title is something of a misnomer, since its c375 titles indexed include some 68 social science periodicals, plus a sprinkling of Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand titles."[3] A guide for scientific researchers advised "don't let the [BHI's] title put you off using this index; it has some excellent references to general scientific articles."[4]

British Humanities Index
History1963 to present
Print edition


  1. ^ a b BHI: British Humanities Index Database Guide (PDF). CSA. 2008. p. 3. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
  2. ^ a b Mann, Thomas (1998). The Oxford guide to library research. Oxford University Press. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-19-512313-5. British Humanities Index.
  3. ^ Walford, Albert John; Joan M. Harvey (1985). Walford's guide to current British periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. Library Association. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-85365-676-0.
  4. ^ White, Brian (1991). Studying for science: a guide to information, communication and study techniques. Taylor & Francis. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-419-14820-3.

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