History Research Guide

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  • African American Newspapers (Readex) (1827-1998)
    Provides access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers from more than 35 states and chronicles a century and a half of the African American experience.
  • Aluka
    Digital resources and data in three major content areas: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, The African Plants Initiative and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa.
  • America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980)
    Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980).
  • American Periodicals (1740-1940)
    Digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 18th and 19th century newspapers and periodicals.
  • American State Papers (1789-1838)
    Full-image database of legislative and executive documents of Congress. Continued by U.S. Congressional Serial Set.
  • Amherst College Digital Collections
    Digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from Amherst College Archives & Special Collections and the library’s Art & Architecture Collection.
  • Ancestry Library
    Access to more than 1.2 billion names, primary source documents, census records, and images and a variety of genealogical and historical research features.
  • British Periodicals
    Searchable full text of hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th, with high-resolution facsimile page images.
  • Caribbean Newspapers (1718-1876)
    Fully searchable digitized collection of 18th- and 19th-century Caribbean newspapers, including 66 titles from 22 islands
  • Congressional Publications
    Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.
  • Documents on British Policy Overseas
    Documents on British Policy Overseas provides users with access to a wide range of primary source documents from Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, shedding light on diplomatic history throughout the twentieth century
  • Early American Imprints, Series I (1639-1800)
    Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans.
  • Early American Imprints. Series II, Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
    Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other imprints listed in the distinguished bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker.
  • EEBO: Early English Books Online (1473-1700)
    Full text of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) (1701-1800)
    Page images and full-text searching for more than 136,000 key English- and foreign-language titles printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, based on the English Short Title Catalogue.
  • Electronic Enlightenment (18th century)
    Full text of over 53,000 letters and documents from the best critical editions.
  • FBIS: Federal Broadcast Information Service (1974-1996)
    News in translation (by the CIA) from radio, television, and newspapers around the world.
  • Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980)
    Full-text collection of Spanish-language and bilingual newspapers printed across the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Historical Chinese Newspapers (ProQuest)
    English-language newspapers published in China. It spans 1832-1953, with most content from 1910-1940.
  • Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
    Combined search of the historic Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chinese Newspaper Collection, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, Times of India, and Washington Post.
  • Latin American Newspapers (1805-1922)
    Provides more than thirty-five fully searchable newspapers published in Central and South American between 1805-1922.
  • Making of the Modern World (1450-1914)
    Primary source materials (including broadsides and pamphlets, serials, and monographs) tracing British and US economic history from 1450-1914
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) (1780-1925)
    Full-text, searchable content from a broad range of 19th-century sources in literature, politics, theater, music, religion, maps, science, and childhood
  • North American Indian Thought and Culture
    Provides access to autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files that were previously unpublished. It includes fifty-four volumes from the 18th and 19th centuries with many prominent writers and nations covered in depth, in addition to photographs from Edward Curtis.
  • Sixties: primary documents and personal narratives 1960-1974
    Resource brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary.
  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice (1490-2007)
    Thousands of pamphlets, books, paintings, maps and images documenting the varieties and legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective, and the continued existence of slavery today.
  • South Asia Archive
    A fully searchable digital archive providing online access to documents ranging from the mid-18th to the mid-20th Century.
  • Stalin Digital Archive
    Primary source materials from Stalin's personal papers and monographs on communism. Includes Russian State Archive of Social and Political History documents and the Annals of Communism series.
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
    Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.
  • Vietnam War and American foreign policy (ProQuest History Vault) (1960-1975)
    A collection of primary sources covering everything from early U.S. involvement in the region up to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops in 1973
  • Women's Magazine Archive
    A searchable archive of leading women's interest magazines, dating from the 19th century through to the 21st.
  • Zasshi kiji sakuin shusei detabesu (1868 to present)
    Index to periodical articles published in Japanese, including those in former Japanese colonies, and including local periodicals not present in many other indexes.
  • Alt-PressWatch (1970 to present)
    Full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.
  • Alternative Press Index (1969 to present)
    Covers alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch (1959 to present)
    News and analysis from ethnic popular and scholarly publications.
Find images and streaming audio and video in these collections (also see the Images Research Guide).
  • American Song
    Nearly 7,000 albums of music from America's past, including civil rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, wars, and more.
  • ARTstor
    Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.
  • Bridgeman Education
    A visual resource offering digital images of art, history, and culture from museums, galleries, private collections, and contemporary artists.

The end of the West and other cautionary tales (Meighoo, Sean, author.) Frost Library; CB245 .M434 2016

Between cultures : Europe and its others in five exemplary lives (Seigel, Jerrold E., author.) Frost Library; CB251 .S426 2016

Making early medieval societies : conflict and belonging in the Latin West, 300-1200 Frost Library; CB351 .M234 2016

Authority of images Frost Library; CB351 .S83 v.53

Founding feminisms in medieval studies : essays in honor of E. Jane Burns Frost Library; CB353 .F68 2016

Everyday Renaissances : the quest for cultural legitimacy in Venice (Ross, Sarah Gwyneth, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; CB361 .R67 2016

The cultural revolution of the nineteenth century Frost Library; CB417 .C85 2016

Here be dragons : science, technology and the future of humanity (Häggström, Olle, author.) Frost Library; CB478 .H338 2016

In search of kings and conquerors : Gertrude Bell and the archaeology of the Middle East (Cooper, Lisa, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; CC101.M2628 C66 2016

Cultural emergency in conflict and disaster Frost Library; CC135 .C82 2011

Urban heritage, development and sustainability Frost Library; CC135 .U73 2016

Archaeology's visual culture : digging and desire (Balm, Roger, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; CC72 .B35 2016

Boundaries, borders and frontiers in archaeology : a study of spatial relationships (Feuer, Bryan Avery, author.) Frost Library; CC72.4 .F48 2016

Bone rooms : from scientific racism to human prehistory in museums (Redman, Samuel J., author.) Frost Library; CC79.5.H85 R43 2016

How do we want the past to be? : on methods and instruments of visualizing ancient reality Frost Library; CC80.4 .H69 2015

How the workers became Muslims : immigration, culture, and hegemonic transformation in Europe (Yılmaz, Ferruh, author.) Frost Library; D1056.2.M87 Y55 2016

Europe and empire : on the political forms of globalization (Cacciari, Massimo, author.) Frost Library; D1060 .C223 2016

The Orange Trees of Marrakesh : Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man (Dale, Stephen Frederic, author.) Frost Library; D116.7.I3 D35 2015

Maritime societies of the Viking and medieval world Frost Library; D125 .M37 2015

From Herodotus to H-Net : the story of historiography (Popkin, Jeremy D., 1948-) Frost Library; D13 .P569 2016

Knowing Future Time In and Through Greek Historiography Frost Library; D13.5.G8 K58 2016

The Huns (Kim, Hyun Jin, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; D141 .K587 2016

Crusading and pilgrimage in the Norman world Frost Library; D148 .C78 2015

Using non-textual sources : a historian's guide (Armstrong, Catherine, author.) Frost Library; D16 .A74 2016

Who is the historian? (Raab, Nigel A., 1968-, author.) Frost Library; D16 .R22 2016

Oral history theory (Abrams, Lynn, author.) Frost Library; D16.14 .A25 2016

Encounters with popular pasts : cultural heritage and popular culture Frost Library; D16.163 .E56 2015

Consuming history : historians and heritage in contemporary popular culture (De Groot, Jerome, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; D16.163 .G4 2016

Interpreting difficult history at museums and historic sites (Rose, Julia, author.) Frost Library; D16.25 .R67 2016

In praise of forgetting : historical memory and its ironies (Rieff, David, author.) Frost Library; D16.9 .R54 2016

What is global history? (Conrad, Sebastian, author.) Frost Library; D20 .C66 2016

Building the British Atlantic world : spaces, places, and material culture, 1600-1850 Frost Library; DA123 .B85 2016

London is the place for me : black Britons, citizenship, and the politics of race (Perry, Kennetta Hammond, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; DA125.N4 P47 2015

John Hardyng chronicle : edited from British Library MS Lansdowne 204 (Hardyng, John, 1378-1465?, author.) Frost Library; DA130 .H35 2015

Stonehenge : making sense of a Prehistoric mystery (Parker Pearson, Michael, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; DA142 .P375 2015

The cruciform brooch and Anglo-Saxon England (Martin, Toby F., author.) Frost Library; DA152.2 .M37 2015

Pirate nests and the rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740 (Hanna, Mark G., 1974-, author.) Frost Library; DA16 .H25 2015

British imperial : what the empire wasn't (Porter, Bernard, author.) Frost Library; DA16 .P668 2016

Domesday now : new approaches to the inquest and the book Frost Library; DA190 .D695 2016

Tales from the long twelfth century : the rise and fall of the Angevin Empire (Huscroft, Richard, author.) Frost Library; DA205 .H87 2016

Henry VI (Given-Wilson, Chris.) Frost Library; DA255 .G58 2016

The lioness roared : the problems of female rule in English history (Beem, Charles.) Frost Library; DA28.2 .B44 2008

Domestic culture in early modern England (Buxton, Antony, 1950- author.) Frost Library; DA320 .B89 2015

The foreign relations of Elizabeth I Frost Library; DA356 .F67 2011

Bad Queen Bess? (Lake, Peter, author.) Frost Library; DA356 .L35 2016

Governing by virtue : Lord Burghley and the management of Elizabethan England (Jones, Norman L. (Norman Leslie), 1951-, author.) Frost Library; DA358.B9 J66 2015

The king's bed : sex and power in the court of Charles II (Jordan, Don (Choreographer) author.) Frost Library; DA446 .J67 2016

This orient isle : Elizabethan England and the Islamic world (Brotton, Jerry, author.) Frost Library; DA47.9.I74 B76 2016

Novelty fair : British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition (Briggs, Jo., author.) Frost Library; DA533 .B75 2016

Joseph Chamberlain : international statesman, national leader, local icon Frost Library; DA565.C4 J67 2016

The great British dream factory : the strange history of our national imagination (Sandbrook, Dominic, author.) Frost Library; DA589.4 .S25 2015

Margaret Thatcher : the authorized biography (Moore, Charles, 1956-) Frost Library; DA591.T47 M665 2013

Kitchener : hero and anti-hero (Faught, C. Brad, author.) Frost Library; DA68.32.K6 F38 2016

Owain Glyndwr : a casebook Frost Library; DA716.G5 O935 2013

Ireland's exiled children : America and the Easter Rising (Schmuhl, Robert, author.) Frost Library; DA962 .S36 2016

Sixties Ireland : reshaping the economy, state and society, 1957-1973 (Daly, Mary E., author.) Frost Library; DA963 .D35 2016

Éamon de Valera : a will to power (Fanning, Ronan, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; DA965.D4 F36 2016

Life in the country house in Georgian Ireland (McCarthy, Patricia, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; DA985 .M39 2016 x

Velvet revolutions : an oral history of Czech society (Vaněk, Miroslav, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; DB2227 .V36 2016

Agincourt (Curry, Anne, author.) Frost Library; DC101.5.A2 C868 2015

Les belles figures et drolleries de la Ligue (L'Estoile, Pierre de, 1546-1611, author.) Frost Library; DC112.9.L64 A3 2016 x

Ruling women (Conroy, Derval, author.) Frost Library; DC121.3 .C76 2016

The life of Louis XVI (Hardman, John, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; DC137 .H369 2016

Liberty or death : the French Revolution (McPhee, Peter, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; DC148 .M4535 2016

In Nelson's wake : the navy and the Napoleonic wars (Davey, James, author.) Frost Library; DC153 .D37 2015

Napoleon : soldier of destiny (Broers, Michael, author.) Frost Library; DC203 .B88 2015

The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed (Barlow, Julie, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; DC34 .B275 2016

Political belief in France, 1927-1945 (Campbell, Caroline, 1977-) Frost Library; DC389 .C27 2015

Les Zazous (Loiseau, Jean-Claude.) Frost Library; DC397 .L63

The French war on Al Qa'ida in Africa (Chivvis, Christopher S., author.) Frost Library; DC59.8.M42 C47 2016

Paris vagabond (Clébert, Jean-Paul, author.) Frost Library; DC707 .C537913 2016

A history of the barricade (Hazan, Éric.) Frost Library; DC719 .H3913 2015

Louis : the French prince who invaded England (Hanley, Catherine, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; DC90.8 .H36 2016

Making Monte Carlo : a history of speculation and spectacle (Braude, Mark, author.) Frost Library; DC946 .B73 2016

Transnational encounters between Germany and Japan Frost Library; DD120.J3 T73 2015

Heart of Europe : a history of the Holy Roman Empire (Wilson, Peter H. (Peter Hamish) author.) Frost Library; DD125 .W55 2016

Aufklärung : das deutsche 18. Jahrhundert : ein Epochenbild (Martus, Steffen, author.) Frost Library; DD193.5 .M38 2015

Harry Graf Kessler (Brinks, John Dieter, author.) Frost Library; DD231.K4 B75 2015

Von der Kritik der Parteien zur ausserparlamentarischen Opposition (Postert, André, 1983-) Frost Library; DD240 .P67 2014

The thinker and the specialist : Hannah Arendt and the Eichmann Trial (D'Alessandro, Ruggero, author.) Frost Library; DD247.E5 A733 2015

The private Heinrich Himmler : letters of a mass murderer (Himmler, Heinrich, 1900-1945, correspondent.) Frost Library; DD247.H46 A413 2016

Mein Kampf : eine kritische Edition (Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, author.) Frost Library; DD247.H5 A334 2016

The devil's diary : Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich (Wittman, Robert K.) Frost Library; DD247.R58 W58 2016

Germans Against Nazism Frost Library; DD256.3 .G423 2015

Shadows of Trauma : Memory and the Politics of Postwar Identity (Assmann, Aleida, author.) Frost Library; DD256.48 .A8713 2016

War and genocide : a concise history of the Holocaust (Bergen, Doris L., author.) Frost Library; DD256.5 .B3916 2016

Anatomy of malice : the enigma of the Nazi war criminals (Dimsdale, Joel E., 1947-, author.) Frost Library; DD256.5 .D56 2016

Life and times in Nazi Germany Frost Library; DD256.6 .L54 2016

A different Germany : pop and the negotiation of German culture Frost Library; DD290.26 .D55 2014

Deutsche Geschichte in 100 Objekten (Schäfer, Hermann, author.) Frost Library; DD3 .S32 2015

Mycenae : from myth to history (Kakourē, Athēna, author.) Frost Library; DF221.M9 K26 2016

The treasures of Alexander the Great : how one man's wealth shaped the world (Holt, Frank Lee, author.) Frost Library; DF234.2 .H65 2016

The Hellenistic world : using coins as sources (Thonemann, Peter, author.) Frost Library; DF235.A2 T46 2015

Autopsy in Athens : recent archaeological research on Athens and Attica Frost Library; DF275 .A88 2015

The Byzantine Dark Ages (Decker, Michael J., author.) Frost Library; DF571 .D435 2016

The empire that would not die : the paradox of eastern Roman survival, 640-740 (Haldon, John F., author.) Frost Library; DF571 .H354 2016

The Old French Chronicle of Morea : an account of Frankish Greece after the Fourth Crusade Frost Library; DF623 .C48127 2015

Cultural memories in the Roman Empire Frost Library; DG211 .C85 2015

A companion to the Etruscans Frost Library; DG223 .C643 2016

Provincial soldiers and imperial instability in the Histories of Tacitus (Master, Jonathan, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; DG286 .M27 2016