Bloomsbury Cultural History - Librarians


Bloomsbury Cultural History is an unparalleled digital reference tool providing students and researchers with exclusive digital access to Bloomsbury’s ground-breaking Cultural Histories series. For a full description of the contents and features, read more about Bloomsbury Cultural History.

How to Subscribe

Bloomsbury Cultural History is available by annual subscription or perpetual access to institutions, including universities, colleges, schools and public libraries. Please contact us directly to get information on pricing or to arrange a 30-day free trial at your institution:

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Visit our Administration Portal (user name and password required) to:

  • Download COUNTER 4 usage statistics.
  • Check details of all your subscribed products from Bloomsbury.
  • Add or change details of your OpenURL resolver and Shibboleth credentials.
  • Add your institution's logo to the footer of Bloomsbury resources you subscribe to
  • Edit your contact details

Please note that there are three COUNTER 4 reports available:

  • PR1: lists total searches, result clicks, and record views across the platform by month
  • DB1: tracks the individual collection and records searches, record views, and result-clicks for each applicable database by month
  • DB2: records the 'turnaways' from content items at the product (database) level by month
If you have lost or forgotten the administrator username and password for your institution, please contact us.