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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.
  • 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.

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