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Library resources for history research
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Best Database Choices for History

  • America History & Life - 1964-present
    Covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to present with records from 2,000 English-language journals published worldwide. Includes book reviews.
  • L'Année Philologique - 1924-
    Indexes articles on the literature, languages, and history of ancient Greece and Rome from journals, books and conference proceedings. Check the "Interim Articles" for most recent publications.
  • Dissertations & Theses: Full Text
  • Dissertations (Europe) - DART-Europe
    Search for dissertations from over 300 European universities. Most are available for immediate download.
  • Dissertations (UK) - EThOS
    Search for dissertations from British universities. Many are available for download after registration. ILL can often get a copy of those available only in print.
  • Historical Abstracts - 1954-present
    Find articles about the history of the world from 1450 to the present, published in over 2,000 journals from many countries. Includes book reviews. Does not include articles about the US or Canada. For these see America: History & Life.
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
    Large collection of e-books. Topics include history, archaeology, area studies, art, folklore, literature, music, philosophy, political science, religion, and women's studies. Individual titles are listed in Virgo.
  • International Historical Statistics, 1750-2010
    Unique collection of statistics covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. IHS is a collection of data sets taken from hundreds of disparate primary sources, including both official national and international abstracts. Content is divided into three geographical areas: (1) Africa, Asia, Oceania, (2) Americas, and (3) Europe. Tables can be downloaded in Excel format.
  • IMB: International Medieval Bibliography - 1968-present
    Lists articles from books and journals on any topic relating to the European Middle Ages (ca. 400-1500). Click the blue Enter Databases button to start and choose the IMB from the menu on the next page.
  • JSTOR journal backfiles
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers

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