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History Research Guide
- Primary Sources
- New Titles
Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
- America: History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
- Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).
- IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.
Full-text backfiles of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)
- ABSEES: American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (1939 to present)
Index covering North American scholarship on East-Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
- ACLS Humanities E-Book
Over 1,700 scholarly books, searchable fulltext.
- Annee philologique (1959 to present)
Index to articles and books about ancient authors, texts, history, art, and archeology.
- Bibliography of Asian Studies (1973 to present)
Index to articles and books in Asian Studies, including humanities and social sciences.
- Cambridge Histories Online
Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.
- Education Journals (ProQuest) (1988 to present)
Coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.
- European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (EBSEES) (1991-2006)
Citations to European multi-disciplinary scholarship on Slavic and East European subject matter. The index of articles published from 1975-1990 is in print-format only, in the Five-College Depository.
- Handbook of Latin American Studies (1935 to present)
Bibliography on Latin America covering social sciences and the humanities.
- HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (1970 to present)
Covers analyses of current political, economic, and social issues to unique coverage of Latin American arts.
- Index Islamicus (1906 to present)
Covers literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, including Muslim areas of Asia and Africa.
- International Medieval Bibliography
Comprehensive index of journal articles and books about Europe, North Africa, and the Near East from 300 to 1500.
- ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1784 to present)
- Left Index (1982 to present)
Provides access to the diversity of literature on the left with a primary emphasis on politics and culture.
- Massachusetts History Online
Full-text articles from almost 50 sources on Massachusetts history.
- Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Interdisciplinary reference content and commentary, plus Quranic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines. Includes Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and other core reference works on Islam.
- Women's Studies International (1972 to present)
Interdisciplinary, covers the latest scholarship in feminist research.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
- Reference Universe
Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
- American National Biography
Information on over 17,400 men and women.
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Standard general encyclopedia.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
70 reference e-books, including multivolume works like the Encyclopedia of Religion, American Decades, and more.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
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.
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.
- Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
Provides statistical tables and charts covering various aspects of social, political and economic conditions of the United States.
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.
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