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History Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • News
  • Data
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Sapiens : a brief history of humankind (Harari, Yuval N., author.) Frost Library; CB113.H4 H3713 2015

Reconnecting the city : the historic urban landscape approach and the future of urban heritage Frost Library; CC135 .R39 2015

Material evidence : learning from archaeological practice Frost Library; CC72 .M39 2014

Rumors that changed the world : a history of violence and discrimination (Chirovici, Eugen-Ovidiu, author.) Frost Library; D10 .C475 2015

The Middle Ages : a very short introduction (Rubin, Miri, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; D117 .R83 2014

The experience of crusading. Frost Library; D157 .E96 2003

Oral history and digital humanities : voice, access, and engagement Frost Library; D16.14 .O7326 2014

Doing oral history (Ritchie, Donald A., 1945-, author.) Frost Library; D16.14 .R57 2015

Sometimes an art : nine essays on history (Bailyn, Bernard.) Frost Library; D16.8 .B285 2015

Thinking history globally (Olstein, Diego Adrián, author.) Frost Library; D16.8 .O556 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

Flashpoints : the emerging crisis in Europe (Friedman, George, author.) Frost Library; D2024 .F75 2015

The long twelfth-century view of the Anglo-Saxon past Frost Library; DA152 .L66 2015

The maritime world of the Anglo-Saxons Frost Library; DA152 .M35 2014

A companion to Alfred the Great Frost Library; DA153 .C66 2015

The greatest knight (Asbridge, Thomas S., author.) Frost Library; DA209.P4 A83 2014

Thomas Cromwell : the untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant (Borman, Tracy, author.) Frost Library; DA334.C9 B67 2014b

Elizabeth I's foreign correspondence : letters, rhetoric, and politics Frost Library; DA350 .E446 2017

Sex, money & personal character in eighteenth-century British politics (Morris, Marilyn, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; DA480 .M644 2014

In these times : living in Britain through Napoleon's wars, 1793-1815 (Uglow, Jennifer S., author.) Frost Library; DA520 .U45 2015

How to be a Victorian : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Victorian life (Goodman, Ruth, 1963-) Frost Library; DA533 .G557 2014

Cynicism in British post-war culture : ignorance, dust and disease (Curran, Kieran, 1985-) Frost Library; DA556.4 .C78 2015

British culture and the First World War : experience, representation and memory (Thacker, Toby, 1957-) Frost Library; DA577 .T43 2014

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

Dirty old London : the Victorian fight against filth (Jackson, Lee, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; DA683 .J17 2014

Britain's two world wars against Germany : myth, memory and the distortions of hindsight (Bond, Brian.) Frost Library; DA69 .B65 2014

Political pamphlets and sermons from Wales 1790-1806 (Löffler, Marion, author.) Frost Library; DA720 .L64 2014

Oratorio for Prague [videorecording] Frost Library; DB2232 .O73

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

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

The republic unsettled : Muslim French and the contradictions of secularism (Fernando, Mayanthi L., 1975-) Frost Library; DC34.5.M87 F47 2014

Arles, histoire, territoires et cultures Frost Library; DC801.A72 A75 2008 x

Harry Graf Kessler - Henry van de Velde : der Briefwechsel (Kessler, Harry, Graf, 1868-1937, author.) Frost Library; DD231.K4 A4 2015

Johann Karl Vietor (1861-1934) (Olpen, Bernhard.) Frost Library; DD231.V548 O47 2014

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

State, society and memories of the uprising of 17 June 1953, in the GDR (Millington, Richard, 1982- author.) Frost Library; DD286.4 .M55 2014

The Routledge handbook of German politics & culture Frost Library; DD290.29 .R68 2015

Clausewitz : his life and work (Stoker, Donald J.) Frost Library; DD422.C5 S76 2015

Preussen und Bayern am Rhein Frost Library; DD801.P48 P74 2014

History I (Thucydides, author.) Frost Library; DF229.T55 R46 2014

Heroic offerings : the terracotta plaques from the Spartan sanctuary of Agamemnon and Kassandra (Salapata, Gina, author.) Frost Library; DF261.S8 S25 2014

Ashes, images, and memories : the presence of the war dead in fifth-century Athens (Arrington, Nathan T.) Frost Library; DF285 .A77 2015

Byzantine matters (Cameron, Averil.) Frost Library; DF521 .C355 2014

A companion to Latin Greece Frost Library; DF611 .C65 2015

Julius Caesar and the transformation of the Roman Republic (Stevenson, Tom (Thomas Reginald), 1958-) Frost Library; DG261 .S74 2015

The death of Caesar : the story of history's most famous assassination (Strauss, Barry S.) Frost Library; DG267 .S77 2015

Mussolini (Neville, Peter, 1944-) Frost Library; DG575.M8 N48 2015

The tombs of Pompeii : organization, space, and society (Campbell, Virginia L.) Frost Library; DG70.P7 C26 2015

The merchant of Prato's wife : Margherita Datini and her world, 1360-1423 (Crabb, Ann, 1940-, author.) Frost Library; DG737.28.D39 C72 2015

The material life of Roman slaves (Joshel, Sandra R. (Sandra Rae), 1947-, author.) Frost Library; DG78 .J67 2014

Medieval Rome : stability and crisis of a city, 900-1150 (Wickham, Chris, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; DG811 .W53 2015

The allied intervention in Russia, 1918-1920 : the diplomacy of chaos (Moffat, Ian C. D., 1951- author.) Frost Library; DK265.4 .M64 2015

Silence was salvation : child survivors of Stalin's terror and World War II in the Soviet Union (Frierson, Cathy A., author.) Frost Library; DK268.A1 F75 2015

Stalin (Kotkin, Stephen, author.) Frost Library; DK268.S8 K65 2014

Naedine s soboĭ (Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931- Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-) Frost Library; DK290.3.G67 A3 2012

Chechens : culture and society (Layton, Katherine S., author.) Frost Library; DK34.C42 L397 2014

Geschichte der Russlanddeutschen : von Katharina der Grossen bis zur Gegenwart (Dalos, György.) Frost Library; DK34.G3 D35 2014

Historical dictionary of Ukraine Frost Library; DK508.444 .K64 2013

Conflict in Ukraine : the unwinding of the post-Cold War order (Menon, Rajan, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; DK508.848 .M46 2015

Ukrainian nationalism : politics, ideology, and literature, 1929-1956 (Shkandrij, Myroslav, 1950-, author.) Frost Library; DK508.9.U37 S55 2015

Rivers, memory, and nation-building : a history of the Volga and Mississippi rivers (Zeisler-Vralsted, Dorothy, author.) Frost Library; DK511.V65 Z44 2015

Saving Stalin's imperial city : historic preservation in Leningrad, 1930-1950 (Maddox, Steven, 1979-) Frost Library; DK573 .M33 2015

Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet foreign policy (Saul, Norman E., author.) Frost Library; DK66 .S28 2015

Khrushchev's thaw and national identity in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1954-1959 (Hasanli, Jamil.) Frost Library; DK697.3 .H3747 2014

Imprudent king : a new life of Philip II (Parker, Geoffrey, 1943-, author.) Frost Library; DP178 .P367 2014

The Spanish Enlightenment revisited Frost Library; DP192.5 .S68 2015

Twentieth-century Spain : a history (Casanova, Julián, author.) Frost Library; DP233 .C3813 2014

Frontiers of possession : Spain and Portugal in Europe and the Americas (Herzog, Tamar.) Frost Library; DP84 .H47 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

Anonymous soldiers : the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 (Hoffman, Bruce, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; DS126 .H634 2015

In the shadow of Zion : promised lands before Israel (Rovner, Adam, 1970- author.) Frost Library; DS134 .R68 2014

Pepper, silk & ivory : amazing stories about Jews and the Far East (Tokayer, Marvin, 1936-, author.) Frost Library; DS135.J3 T65 2014

Jews and Islamic law in early 20th-century Yemen (Wagner, Mark S.) Frost Library; DS135.Y4 W34 2015

Roads taken : the great Jewish migrations to the New World and the peddlers who forged the way (Diner, Hasia R., author.) Frost Library; DS140 .D56 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

Great catastrophe : Armenians and Turks in the shadow of genocide (De Waal, Thomas, author.) Frost Library; DS195.5 .D49 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

Iran : a very short introduction (Ansari, Ali M., author.) Frost Library; DS272 .A57 2014

Behind the 1953 coup in Iran : thugs, turncoats, soldiers, spooks (Rāhnamā, ʻAlī.) Frost Library; DS316.6 .R35 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 the European empires Frost Library; DS35.63 .I625 2014

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

In God's path : the Arab conquests and the creation of an Islamic empire (Hoyland, Robert G., 1966-) Frost Library; DS38.1 .H688 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

Recasting the region : language, culture, and Islam in colonial Bengal (Bose, Neilesh, author.) Frost Library; DS432.M84 B67 2014

Muslims, Dalits, and the fabrications of history Frost Library; DS435 .M85 2006