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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.
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind (Harari, Yuval N., author.) Frost Library; CB113.H4 H3713 2015
Eurocentrism, racism and knowledge : debates on history and power in Europe and the Americas Frost Library; CB430 .E97 2015
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
Ibn Khaldun (Alatas, Farid, Syed) Frost Library; D116.7.I3 A43 2013
A pocket guide to writing in history (Rampolla, Mary Lynn, author.) Frost Library; D13 .R295 2015
The French historical revolution : the Annales school, 1929-2014 (Burke, Peter, 1937-, author.) Frost Library; D13.5.F8 B87 2015
The experience of crusading. Frost Library; D157 .E96 2003
New directions in assessing historical thinking Frost Library; D16.25 .N725 2015
Songe du Viel Pelerin (Mézières, Philippe de, 1327?-1405, author.) Frost Library; D172 .M44 2015
The Old French William of Tyre (Handyside, Philip, author.) Frost Library; D182 .H26 2015
The extreme centre : a warning (Ali, Tariq, author.) Frost Library; D2009 .A43 2015
The maritime world of the Anglo-Saxons Frost Library; DA152 .M35 2014
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
Edward VI : the last boy king (Alford, Stephen, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; DA345 .A44 2014
Elizabeth I : Renaissance prince : a biography (Hilton, Lisa, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; DA355 .H55 2014
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
Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII (Cadbury, Deborah, author.) Frost Library; DA587 .C24 2015
The journals of Jeffery Amherst, 1757-1763 (Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797.) Frost Library; DA67.1.A5 A3 2015
The origin of Roman London (Wallace, Lacey M., author.) Frost Library; DA677.1 .W26 2014
Vivid faces : the revolutionary generation in Ireland, 1890-1923 (Foster, R. F. (Robert Fitzroy), 1949-, author.) Frost Library; DA962 .F67 2015
Oratorio for Prague [videorecording] Frost Library; DB2232 .O73
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
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
Empire of chance : the Napoleonic Wars and the disorder of things (Engberg-Pedersen, Anders, author.) Frost Library; DC226.3 .E54 2015
Waterloo (Forrest, Alan I., author.) Frost Library; DC242 .F66 2015
Harry Graf Kessler - Henry van de Velde : der Briefwechsel (Kessler, Harry, Graf, 1868-1937, author.) Frost Library; DD231.K4 A4 2015
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
Nazi Germany : confronting the myths (Epstein, Catherine, author.) Frost Library; DD256.5 .E64 2015
Erinnerungen (Kohl, Helmut, 1930-) Frost Library; DD262 .K645 2004
Revisiting Prussia's wars against Napoleon : history, culture, and memory (Hagemann, Karen, author.) Frost Library; DD419 .H27 2015
The icon curtain : the Cold War's quiet border (Komska, Yuliya, author.) Frost Library; DD78.S77 K66 2015
Thucydides and the pursuit of freedom (Nichols, Mary P., author.) Frost Library; DF229.T6 N53 2015
Heroic offerings : the terracotta plaques from the Spartan sanctuary of Agamemnon and Kassandra (Salapata, Gina, author.) Frost Library; DF261.S8 S25 2014
Economic equality and direct democracy in ancient Athens (Patriquin, Larry, author.) Frost Library; DF277 .P38 2015
Byzantine readings of ancient historians : texts in translation with introductions and notes Frost Library; DF503 .B9825 2015
The impact of Rome on cult places and religious practices in ancient Italy Frost Library; DG121 .I47 2015
Mastering the West : Rome and Carthage at war (Hoyos, B. D. (B. Dexter), 1944-, author.) Frost Library; DG242 .H69 2015
Hannibal : a Hellenistic life (MacDonald, Eve, author.) Frost Library; DG249 .M33 2015
The death of Caesar : the story of history's most famous assassination (Strauss, Barry S.) Frost Library; DG267 .S77 2015
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
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
The merchant of Prato's wife : Margherita Datini and her world, 1360-1423 (Crabb, Ann, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; DG737.28.D39 C72 2015
Medici women : the making of a dynasty in grand ducal Tuscany Frost Library; DG737.42 .M43 2015
The allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920 : the diplomacy of chaos (Moffat, Ian C. D., 1951-, author.) Frost Library; DK265.4 .M64 2015
Sobranie sochineniĭ (Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-) Frost Library; DK290.3.G67 A2 2008
Geschichte der Russlanddeutschen : von Katharina der Grossen bis zur Gegenwart (Dalos, György.) Frost Library; DK34.G3 D35 2014
Conflict in Ukraine : the unwinding of the post-Cold War order (Menon, Rajan, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; DK508.848 .M46 2015
Russia at war : from the Mongol conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and beyond Frost Library; DK51 .R87 2015
Historical dictionary of Georgia (Mikaberidze, Alexander, author.) Frost Library; DK675.4 .M55 2015
The Spanish Enlightenment revisited Frost Library; DP192.5 .S68 2015
John Kemble's Gibraltar Journal : the Spanish Expedition of the Cambridge Apostles, 1830-1831 (Nye, Eric W., 1952-, author.) Frost Library; DP214.5 .N94 2015
From Guernica to human rights : essays on the Spanish Civil War (Carroll, Peter N., author.) Frost Library; DP269 .C2747 2015
Hitler's Shadow Empire : Nazi economics and the Spanish Civil War (Barbieri, Pierpaolo.) Frost Library; DP269.8.E2 B37 2015
White city, black city : architecture and war in Tel Aviv and Jaffa (Roṭbard, Sharon, author.) Frost Library; DS110.T357 R6813 2015
Periphery : Israel's search for Middle East allies (Alpher, Joseph, author.) Frost Library; DS119.6 .A67 2015
Track-two diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian solution, 1978-2014 (Hirschfeld, Yair P., 1944-) Frost Library; DS119.7 .H5397 2014
Anglo-American diplomacy and the Palestinian refugee problem, 1948-51 (Waldman, Simon A., author.) Frost Library; DS119.7 .W3334 2015
The Arab-Israeli Conflict in American political culture (Rynhold, Jonathan, author.) Frost Library; DS119.76 .R95 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
Anonymous soldiers : the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 (Hoffman, Bruce, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; DS126 .H634 2015
Before Auschwitz : Jewish prisoners in the prewar concentration camps (Wünschmann, Kim, author.) Frost Library; DS134.255 .W86 2015
Pepper, silk & ivory : amazing stories about Jews and the Far East (Tokayer, Marvin, 1936-, author.) Frost Library; DS135.J3 T65 2014
Mapping Jewish loyalties in interwar Slovakia (Klein-Pejšová, Rebekah, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; DS135.S55 K58 2015
The Holocaust and Germanization of Ukraine (Steinhart, Eric Conrad, author.) Frost Library; DS135.U4 S74 2015
European Muslim antisemitism : why young urban males say they don't like Jews (Jikeli, Günther, author.) Frost Library; DS146.E85 J56 2015
Haine et violences antisémites : une rétrospective, 2000-2013 (Knobel, Marc.) Frost Library; DS146.F8 K62 2013
Zionism and Judaism : a new theory (Novak, David, 1941-) Frost Library; DS149 .N8927 2015
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
Turkey and the Armenian ghost : on the trail of the genocide (Marchand, Laure, author.) Frost Library; DS195.5 .M368713 2015
Fragments of a Lost Homeland. Remembering Armenia (Armen T. Marsoobian.) Frost Library; DS195.5 .M37 2015
"They can live in the desert but nowhere else" : a history of the Armenian genocide (Suny, Ronald Grigor.) Frost Library; DS195.5 .S79 2015
Monsoon revolution : republicans, sultans, and empires in Oman 1965-1976 (Takriti, Abdel Razzaq, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; DS247.O68 T35 2013
The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the clerical leadership of Khurasani (Farzaneh, Mateo Mohammad, author.) Frost Library; DS313 .F37 2015
Perspectives on modern South Asia : a reader in culture, history, and representation Frost Library; DS339 .P48 2011
Minority nationalisms in South Asia Frost Library; DS339.2 .M55 2013
Modern South Asia : history, culture, political economy (Bose, Sugata, 1956-) Frost Library; DS340 .B66 2011
The Post-colonial states of South Asia : democracy, development, and identity Frost Library; DS340 .P67 2001
Islam and Tibet : interactions along the musk routes Frost Library; DS35.74.C6 I84 2011
88 days to Kandahar : a CIA diary (Grenier, Robert (Robert L.)) Frost Library; DS371.413 .G75 2015
The reaper : autobiography of one of the deadliest special ops snipers (Irving, Nicholas, author.) Frost Library; DS371.413 .I78 2015
Politics of identity : ethnic nationalism and the state in Pakistan (Khan, Adeel, 1958-) Frost Library; DS380.A1 K43 2005
A nation in turmoil : nationalism and ethnicity in Pakistan, 1937-1958 (Samad, Yunas, 1951-) Frost Library; DS382 .S35 1995
Where the wild frontiers are : Pakistan and the American imagination (Ahmed, Manan.) Frost Library; DS389 .M423 2011
Tracing the new Indian diaspora Frost Library; DS432.5 .T73 2014
Being Mizo : identity and belonging in Northeast India (Pachuau, Joy, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; DS432.L8 P243 2014
Muslims, Dalits, and the fabrications of history Frost Library; DS435 .M85 2006
The evolution of India's Israel policy : continuity, change, and compromise since 1922 (Blarel, Nicolas, author.) Frost Library; DS450.I75 B53 2015
The longest August : the unflinching rivalry between India and Pakistan (Hiro, Dilip.) Frost Library; DS450.P18 H57 2015