Librarians & Researchers

Bloomsbury supports the global dissemination of quality, peer-reviewed, research in all formats. The majority of Bloomsbury’s academic eBooks are published in both PDF and EPUB formats, and available for individuals and academic libraries – direct or via third party retailers and suppliers. Please see our eBooks page for more details on eBook availability and pricing.

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Libraries, contact us to discuss the best options for your institution. Researchers, read more about publishing your research with us.

Major Reference Works & Bloomsbury Digital Resources – for cutting edge scholarly content

"Original and beautifully designed, Bloomsbury Cultural History shows promise as a one-stop shop for cultural history reference surveys." - Library Journal

Major Reference Works are available as multi-volume sets and online through Bloomsbury Digital Resources. Flagship Major Reference series include Cultural Histories – available online on Bloomsbury Cultural History – and Critical & Primary Sources.

Bloomsbury Digital Resources provide institutional subscription products across the Humanities, Social Sciences and Visual Arts, including Drama Online, Screen Studies and Bloomsbury Philosophy Library. Enhance your research experience with primary documents, critical texts, historical archives and the latest in video and audio resources.

Monographs & Bloomsbury Collections – for quality peer-reviewed research

“Librarians who know their community will be able to add valuable editions to their eBook collection using this resource.” Library Journal of Bloomsbury Collections

From African Studies to Theology, Bloomsbury is committed to the widest possible dissemination of research. We publish single-authored and edited collections, traditional model and open access. With Bloomsbury you can be assured of:

  • A professional service for publishing your research monograph
  • Quality, peer-reviewed and timely publication
  • Distribution in print and online to reach the widest global audience

Available in hardback first (paperback after c.18 months), eBook and institutional access through your usual supplier or direct on Bloomsbury Collections.

Handbooks & Companions – for the latest research overviews in a single-volume

"The ‘Handbook’ and ‘Companion’ markets ... have been dominated for many years in the UK by the top three university presses - Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh. Bloomsbury Academic, however, is set to challenge this triumvirate." - Times Literary Supplement

These single-volume references help researchers and postgraduates get on top of research in their subject. Each Bloomsbury Handbook (formerly known as Companions) includes specially-commissioned essays reflecting on the history, methodologies, research methods, current debates and future of a particular field of research. They provide both cutting-edge perspectives on perennial questions and authoritative overviews of the history of research. 

Bloomsbury Handbooks

T&T Clark Handbooks

Bloomsbury Companions

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