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  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
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  • Media
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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
Also see the Primary Sources research guide.
  • 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 Series (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
  • 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.
  • Congressional Publications
    Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.
  • 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.
  • FBIS: Federal Broadcast Information Service (1974-1996)
    News in translation (by the CIA) from radio, television, and newspapers around the world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Use these collections of historical and current newspapers (also see the Primary Sources tab or search the journal locator for specific titles).
  • 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.
Locate data and statistical resources for research in this discipline.
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 idea of Europe (Steiner, George, 1929-, author.) Frost Library; CB203 .S7325 2015

Kulturkontakte in antiken welten (Kulturkontakte in antiken welten (Conference): 2009 : Innsbruck, Austria)) Frost Library; CB311 .K85 2009

Eurocentrism, racism and knowledge : debates on history and power in Europe and the Americas Frost Library; CB430 .E97 2015

War and cultural heritage : biographies of place Frost Library; CC135 .W37 2015

Cold War Europe : the politics of a contested continent (Gilbert, Mark, 1961-) Frost Library; D1053 .G48 2014

Local memories in a nationalizing and globalizing world Frost Library; D1053 .L59 2015

Papacy, monarchy and marriage, 860-1600 (D'Avray, D. L.) Frost Library; D107 .D386 2015

Reconsidering gender, time and memory in Medieval culture Frost Library; D117 .R43 2015

The French historical revolution : the Annales school, 1929-2014 (Burke, Peter, 1937-, author.) Frost Library; D13.5.F8 B87 2015

Beyond testimony and trauma : oral history in the aftermath of mass violence Frost Library; D16.14 .B49 2015

New directions in assessing historical thinking Frost Library; D16.25 .N725 2015

King John and the road to Magna Carta (Church, S. D., author.) Frost Library; DA208 .C55 2015

Henry VIII (Guy, J. A. (John Alexander) author.) Frost Library; DA332 .G89 2014

Henry VIII (Wooding, Lucy E. C.) Frost Library; DA332 .W64 2015

The rise of Thomas Cromwell : power and politics in the reign of Henry VIII (Everett, Michael (Historian), author.) Frost Library; DA334.C9 E94 2015

Edward VI : the last boy king (Alford, Stephen, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; DA345 .A44 2014

Elizabeth I and Her Circle (Doran, Susan.) Frost Library; DA356 .D673 2015

Shakespeare and the Countess : the battle that gave birth to the Globe (Laoutaris, Chris, author.) Frost Library; DA358.R87 L36 2015

The Oxford handbook of the English Revolution Frost Library; DA375 .O94 2015

Charles I : an abbreviated life (Kishlansky, Mark A., author.) Frost Library; DA396.A2 K574 2014

George V : the unexpected king (Cannadine, David. author.) Frost Library; DA573 .C366 2014

17 carnations : the royals, the Nazis and the biggest cover-up in history (Morton, Andrew, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; DA580 .M67 2015

Ministers at war : Winston Churchill and his war cabinet (Schneer, Jonathan.) Frost Library; DA587 .S36 2014

Black London : the imperial metropolis and decolonization in the twentieth century (Matera, Marc, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; DA676.9.B55 M38 2015

London : architecture, building and social change (Knox, Paul L.) Frost Library; DA685.A1 K56 2015

Vivid faces : the revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 (Foster, R. F. (Robert Fitzroy), 1949-, author.) Frost Library; DA962 .F67 2015

Portraits of the Queen Mother : polemics, panegyrics, letters Frost Library; DC119.8 .P66 2014

Voyageurs étrangers à la cour de France : 1589-1789 : regards croisés Frost Library; DC121.3 .V69 2014

The Scottish Enlightenment and the French Revolution (Plassart, Anna, 1983-) Frost Library; DC138 .P55 2015

Historical dictionary of the French Revolution (Hanson, Paul R., 1952-, author.) Frost Library; DC147 .H36 2015

The Oxford handbook of the French Revolution Frost Library; DC148 .O945 2015

Went the day well? : witnessing Waterloo (Crane, David, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; DC241.5 .C73 2015

Waterloo : the history of four days, three armies, and three battles (Cornwell, Bernard, author.) Frost Library; DC242 .C66 2014

Waterloo (Forrest, Alan I., author.) Frost Library; DC242 .F66 2015

Waterloo : the aftermath (O'Keeffe, Paul, author.) Frost Library; DC242 .O38 2015

Leon Blum : prime minister, socialist, zionist (Birnbaum, Pierre, author.) Frost Library; DC373.B5 B57 2015

Als Deutschland noch nicht Deutschland war : Reise in die Goethezeit (Preisendörfer, Bruno, 1957- author.) Frost Library; DD193 .P74 2015

Grey wolf : the escape of Adolf Hitler (Dunstan, Simon.) Frost Library; DD247.H5 D78 2011

Ex captivitate salus : Erfahrungen der Zeit 1945 (Schmitt, Carl, 1888-1985.) Frost Library; DD247.S365 A33 2002

The Third Reich in history and memory (Evans, Richard J., author.) Frost Library; DD256.48 .E93 2015

Erinnerungen (Kohl, Helmut, 1930-) Frost Library; DD262 .K645 2004

DDR : ricordando la Germania dell'Est = remembering East Germany (Bordato, Augusto.) Frost Library; DD280.7 .B67 2014

Vater, Mutter, Stasi : mein Leben im Netz des Überwachungsstaates (Marquardt, Angela, author.) Frost Library; DD287.7.M38 A3 2015

Revisiting Prussia's wars against Napoleon : history, culture, and memory (Hagemann, Karen, author.) Frost Library; DD419 .H27 2015

Kästners Berlin : literarische Schauplätze (Bienert, Michael, author.) Frost Library; DD860 .B578 2015

Carl W. Blegen : personal and archaeological narratives Frost Library; DF212.B52 C37 2015

Cities called Athens : studies honoring John McK. Camp II Frost Library; DF275 .C58 2015

Byzantine readings of ancient historians : texts in translation with introductions and notes Frost Library; DF503 .B9825 2015

The rise and fall of classical Greece (Ober, Josiah.) Frost Library; DF77 .O24 2015

Modern Greece (Kalyvas, Stathis N., 1964-, author.) Frost Library; DF802 .K35 2015

Egypt in Italy : visions of Egypt in Roman imperial culture (Swetnam-Burland, Molly, author.) Frost Library; DG215.E3 S83 2015

Commanders & command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire (Drogula, Fred K., author.) Frost Library; DG231.3 .D76 2015

The Social War, 91 to 88 BCE : a history of the Italian insurgency against the Roman Republic (Dart, Christopher J.) Frost Library; DG257.3 .D37 2014

Cicero's ideal statesman in theory and practice (Zarecki, Jonathan, 1977-, author.) Frost Library; DG260.C53 Z374 2014

Zwischen Princeps und Res publica (Geisthardt, Johannes M., author.) Frost Library; DG276.5 .G457 2015

Mecene : ombres et flamboyances (Le Doze, Philippe, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; DG291.7.M3 L43 2014

Severan culture Frost Library; DG300 .S48 2007

Themistius, Julian and Greek political theory under Rome (Swain, Simon, author.) Frost Library; DG317 .S93 2013

Rome's Christian empress : Galla Placidia rules at the twilight of the empire (Salisbury, Joyce E., author.) Frost Library; DG338 .S35 2015

The Renaissance : revised, expanded, unexpurgated Frost Library; DG540 .R453 2014

Sacred plunder : Venice and the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade (Perry, David M., 1973-, author.) Frost Library; DG677.6 .P47 2015

Pompeii and Herculaneum : a sourcebook (Cooley, Alison, author.) Frost Library; DG70.P7 C628 2014

Medici women : the making of a dynasty in grand ducal Tuscany Frost Library; DG737.42 .M43 2015

Apologetic writings (Savonarola, Girolamo, 1452-1498.) Frost Library; DG737.97 .A25 2015

Amicitia sanctissime colenda : Freundschaft und soziale Netzwerke in der Späten Republik (Rollinger, Christian.) Frost Library; DG82 .R655 2014

Leon Trotsky (Le Blanc, Paul, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; DK254.T6 L35 2015

Stalin : new biography of a dictator (Khlevni︠u︡k, O. V. (Oleg Vitalʹevich) author.) Frost Library; DK268.S8 K4517 2015

Sobranie sochineniĭ (Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-) Frost Library; DK290.3.G67 A2 2008

Russia in world history (Engel, Barbara Alpern, author.) Frost Library; DK40 .E58 2015

Crossing borders : modernity, ideology, and culture in Russia and the Soviet Union (David-Fox, Michael, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; DK49 .D385 2015

Vagabond life : the Caucasus journals of George Kennan (Kennan, George, 1845-1924.) Frost Library; DK509 .K46 2003

Russia at war : from the Mongol conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and beyond Frost Library; DK51 .R87 2015

Race and racism in Russia (Zakharov, Nikolay, author.) Frost Library; DK510.33 .Z25 2015

Engaging Russia : a return to containment? : a report to the Trilateral Commission (Dobriansky, Paula, author.) Frost Library; DK510.763 .D636 2014

Love stories : language, private love, public romance in Georgia (Manning, Paul, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; DK673.5.K48 M35 2015

Historical dictionary of Georgia (Mikaberidze, Alexander, author.) Frost Library; DK675.4 .M55 2015

Spain : the centre of the world, 1519-1682 (Goodwin, Robert, 1969-) Frost Library; DP171 .G67 2015

The patrol is ended (De Wet, Oloff.) Archives and Special Collections; DP269 .D4 1938a

Hitler's Shadow Empire : Nazi economics and the Spanish Civil War (Barbieri, Pierpaolo.) Frost Library; DP269.8.E2 B37 2015

The Spanish War (Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.) Archives and Special Collections; DP269.9 .H38 1938

Let my people know ; the story of Wilfred Mendelson, "Mendy," August 17, 1915-July 28, 1938 (Leeds, Joseph.) Archives and Special Collections; DP269.9 .M425 1942

The great crusade (Regler, Gustav, 1898-1963.) Archives and Special Collections; DP269.9 .R3613 1940

The Canary Islands : a cultural history (Stone, Peter, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; DP302.C4 S76 2014

Disdain, distrust and dissolution : the surge of support for independence in Catalonia (Bel i Queralt, Germa.) Frost Library; DP302.C68 B34813 2015

The return of the Moor : Spanish responses to contemporary Moroccan immigration (Flesler, Daniela, 1971-) Frost Library; DP53.M65 F54 2008

Track-two diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian solution, 1978-2014 (Hirschfeld, Yair P., 1944-) Frost Library; DS119.7 .H5397 2014

Palestinian commemoration in Israel : calendars, monuments, and martyrs (Sorek, Tamir, author.) Frost Library; DS119.7 .S635 2015

Security theology, surveillance and the politics of fear (Shalhūb-Kīfūrkiyān, Nādirah, author.) Frost Library; DS119.76 .S535 2015

Reconstructing the society of ancient Israel (McNutt, Paula M.) Frost Library; DS121 .M385 1999

Josephus' interpretation of the Books of Samuel (Avioz, Michael, 1967-) Frost Library; DS121.55 .A95 2015

Jewish resistance to "romanianization", 1940-44 (Ionescu, Stefan Cristian, 1976- author.) Frost Library; DS135.R7 I64 2015

Exiles in Sepharad : the Jewish millennium in Spain (Gorsky, Jeffrey, author.) Frost Library; DS135.S7 G67 2015

Anti-semitism and its metaphysical origins (Patterson, David, 1948-) Frost Library; DS145 .P368 2015

Zionism and Judaism : a new theory (Novak, David, 1941-) Frost Library; DS149 .N8927 2015

Le cri du silence : traces d'une memoire armenienne (Agoudjian, Antoine, photographer.) Frost Library; DS172.2 .A383 2015 xx

Goodbye, Antoura : a memoir of the Armenian genocide (Banean, Gaṛnik, 1910-1989, author.) Frost Library; DS195.5 .B364 2015

Operation Nemesis : the assassination plot that avenged the Armenian genocide (Bogosian, Eric, author.) Frost Library; DS195.5 .B74 2015

Sacred justice : the voices and legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis (MacCurdy, Marian M.) Frost Library; DS195.5 .M313 2015

Fragments of a Lost Homeland. Remembering Armenia (Armen T. Marsoobian.) Frost Library; DS195.5 .M37 2015

The Mongol Empire : Genghis Khan, his heirs and the founding of Modern China (Man, John, 1941-) Frost Library; DS22 .M255 2014