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History and Welsh History: Introduction

COVID-19: Library update

Library support available via email, phone, Skype and MS Teams. See details below.


The Hugh Owen Library and Physical Sciences Library are now closed until further notice. 

How can I access library resources now the library is closed? 


The 24/7 learning centres and computer rooms are now closed until further notice. 


  • You will not be asked to return your loans even if they have reached their maximum borrowing period.
  • A reminder not to worry about items on loan as any fines will be waived. You can check your library account from Primo or via App Aber.
  • You will be unable to request a book that is on loan to someone else.

How and where to find me!

In our efforts to control the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), all face-to-face library support activities will cease until further notice. 

The Hugh Owen Library and Physical Sciences Library are now closed until further notice. 


Library support available via email, phone, Skype and MS Teams. 

Get in touch with me:


Phone: 01970 62 1847

(for enquiries or to arrange an MS Teams Meeting)


Book an Appointment (Skype only)

Use the Schedule Appointment link under my photo in the Contact Information box below to find available dates and times

or visit

Select date and time slot in the usual way.


These pages are designed to help you get the most out of our resources for History & Welsh History. Please get in touch with any questions

Working and studying from home

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful information for staff and students working and studying from home. 

Contact information

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Lloyd Roderick

Item you want not available electronically?

If you find that the resource you want is not available electronically please place a request through:

We will do our best to source an electronic copy for you.


Making History: an introduction to the history and practices of a discipline - Peter Lambert & Phillipp Schofield (eds.)

A tolerant nation? : revisiting ethnic diversity in a devolved Wales - Charlotte Williams, Neil Evans & Paul O'Leary (eds.)

Shocking bodies : life, death & electricity in Victorian England - Iwan Rhys Morus

The elect Methodists Calvinistic Methodism in England and Wales, 1735-1811 - David Ceri Jones, Boyd Stanley Schlenther & Eryn Mant White

Unemployment, poverty and health in interwar South Wales - Steven Thompson

Resorts and ports : European seaside towns since 1700 - Peter Borsay & John K Walton

Thailand in the Cold War - Matthew Phillips

How the past was used : historical cultures, c. 750-2000 - Peter Lambert & Björn Weiler (eds.)

US Policy Towards Cuba - Jessica Gibbs

Russia's international relations in the twentieth century - Alastair Kocho-Williams

Seals Seals and society : medieval Wales, the Welsh Marches and their English border region - Elizabeth New, Phillipp Schofield, Susan M Johns & John McEwan (eds.)

Clubs and societies in eighteenth-century Ireland - Martyn Powell & John Kelly

Claiming the streets : processions and urban culture in South Wales, c.1830-1880 - Paul O'Leary

The Welsh Bible - Eryn White

The image of Georgian Bath, 1700-2000 : towns, heritage, and history - Peter Borsay

Kingship, rebellion, and political culture : England and Germany, c.1215-c.1250 - Björn Weiler

When Physics Became King - Iwan Morus

Peasants and historians : debating the medieval English peasantry - Phillipp Schofield

Off-Campus access

Our extensive collections of electronic journals, databases and e-books remain available to you 24/7 on and off-campus.

If you wish to gain access to e-resources off-campus, you do not need to install VPN; these can be accessed using the browser based Primo VPN.

You will need to:

  1. Sign in to with your Aberystwyth University (AU) username and password. You must keep the browser open while you work. 
  2. Sign in to with your AU username and password - you will be prompted to do this after connecting to Primo VPN

You will then have off-campus access to the majority of AU-subscribed electronic information resources and their full text. If you close your browser you will need to login again.

For further information on accessing e-resources off-campus see FAQ 163 

Access to e-resources off-campus

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