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History Resources

Main Article Databases

  • Historical Abstracts: Journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on all aspects of world history, excluding North America, from 1450. Includes links to the full text of some articles. Complements ‘America: History and Life’. Indexes publications from 1954-present.
  • America: History and Life: “The main article database for researching American history. Use to journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on all periods of North American history. Includes some links to full text. Complements ‘Historical Abstracts’. Indexes publications from 1964-present.
  • L’Année Philologique: Covers Greek and Latin linguistics and literature and Greek and Roman archaeology, history, mythology, religion, epigraphy, numismatics and palaeography: all aspects of the ancient Mediterranean world. Indexes publications from 1928-present.
  • International Medieval Bibliography: Provides access to articles (over 4,000 journals covered) and books on the Medieval period in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. Indexes publications from 1958-present.

Main Reference Works

  • Cambridge Histories Online: Over 300 volumes from the Cambridge History of… series. Volumes are full-text searchable. Chapters display as PDF facsimiles of the print originals. Both book level and chapter level citations are easily exportable to Zotero and ten other citation management software tools.
  • Oxford Reference: Over 150 core reference works from Oxford University Press, mostly dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Guide to Online Reference Works: Detailed to guide to online reference works for historical research.