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Books, bibliographies and journals

The subject areas covered by the Special Collections Book Collection include Ulster, Ireland, History, Politics, Economics, Theology, Philosophy, Literature and Language. All titles held in Special Collections are listed in the QCat Library Catalogue. Readers are advised to check the catalogue for author, title and shelf mark details before coming to the Special Collections & Archives Enquiry Desk.

The following prefixes refer to items held in Special Collections:

h = The Hibernica (formerly Henry) Collection is a substantial collection of monographs, periodicals and pamphlets of general Irish interest and /or origin.

e = Collection of works of early economic theory and philosophy dating from the 17th to the late 19th centuries. 

t = Collection of monographs, periodical and facsimiles etc., on or relating to a variety of Hebrew and Jewish subjects and studies. 

x = 19th & 20th Century book, general collection of valuable, limited, fine, or rare material from the 19th and 20th centuries. 

w = 18th Century books & pamphlets, general collection of c.7614 items, of particular note is the series of pamphlets maintained by Irish politician John Foster (1740-1828)

y = Indicating books printed pre 1701

MacD/ = Collection of general literature, Sanskrit and comparative philology from the personal library of Charles MacDouall (1818-1883), first Professor of Latin at Queen's College, Belfast (1849-50) and second Professor of Greek (1850-78). Also at 5Z, B7,B9, B16-18.

Moore/ = Special collection of books etc., by, or relating to, the Irish poet, satirist, composer, and musician, Thomas Moore (1779-1852).

RS/ = Reference books

5Z = Books by QUB academic staff

Standard bibliographies and reference books dealing with early printed and rare books are located in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room and are available for consultation.

Current issues of journals located to Special Collections are available for consultation in the Reading Room. Bound journals are treated like books and must be requested at the Special Collections & Archives Enquiry Desk.

Recent additions to our books, bibliographies and journals can be found in our Special Collections & Archives LibGuide.