History Research Guide

Questions about this guide? Contact
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • News
  • Data
  • Media
  • New Titles
  • 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 (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
    Digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from Amherst College Archives & Special Collections and the library’s Art & Architecture Collection.
  • 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.
  • Caribbean Newspapers (1718-1876)
    Fully searchable digitized collection of 18th- and 19th-century Caribbean newspapers, including 66 titles from 22 islands
  • Congressional Publications
    Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.
  • Documents on British Policy Overseas
    Documents on British Policy Overseas provides users with access to a wide range of primary source documents from Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, shedding light on diplomatic history throughout the twentieth century
  • 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.
  • Electronic Enlightenment (18th century)
    Full text of over 53,000 letters and documents from the best critical editions.
  • FBIS: Federal Broadcast Information Service (1974-1996)
    News in translation (by the CIA) from radio, television, and newspapers around the world.
  • Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980)
    Full-text collection of Spanish-language and bilingual newspapers printed across the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Historical Chinese Newspapers (ProQuest)
    English-language newspapers published in China. It spans 1832-1953, with most content from 1910-1940.
  • 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.
  • Latin American Newspapers (1805-1922)
    Provides more than thirty-five fully searchable newspapers published in Central and South American between 1805-1922.
  • Making of the Modern World (1450-1914)
    Primary source materials (including broadsides and pamphlets, serials, and monographs) tracing British and US economic history from 1450-1914
  • Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) (1780-1925)
    Full-text, searchable content from a broad range of 19th-century sources in literature, politics, theater, music, religion, maps, science, and childhood
  • North American Indian Thought and Culture
    Provides access to autobiographies, biographies, Indian publications, oral histories, personal writings, photographs, drawings, and audio files that were previously unpublished. It includes fifty-four volumes from the 18th and 19th centuries with many prominent writers and nations covered in depth, in addition to photographs from Edward Curtis.
  • Sixties: primary documents and personal narratives 1960-1974
    Resource brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents, memorabilia, and scholarly commentary.
  • 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.
  • Vietnam War and American foreign policy (ProQuest History Vault) (1960-1975)
    A collection of primary sources covering everything from early U.S. involvement in the region up to the final resolution of the war at the Paris Peace Talks and the evacuation of U.S. troops in 1973
  • Women's Magazine Archive
    A searchable archive of leading women's interest magazines, dating from the 19th century through to the 21st.
  • Zasshi kiji sakuin shusei detabesu (1868 to present)
    Index to periodical articles published in Japanese, including those in former Japanese colonies, and including local periodicals not present in many other indexes.
  • 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.
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 Celtic spirit and literature (Clunie, Grace, author.) Frost Library; CB206 .C58 2015

The end of the West and other cautionary tales (Meighoo, Sean, author.) Frost Library; CB245 .M434 2016

Making early medieval societies : conflict and belonging in the Latin West, 300-1200 Frost Library; CB351 .M234 2016

Authority of images Frost Library; CB351 .S83 v.53

Objects, environment, and everyday life in medieval Europe Frost Library; CB353 .O25 2016

Everyday Renaissances : the quest for cultural legitimacy in Venice (Ross, Sarah Gwyneth, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; CB361 .R67 2016

Here be dragons : science, technology and the future of humanity (Häggström, Olle, author.) Frost Library; CB478 .H338 2016

In search of kings and conquerors : Gertrude Bell and the archaeology of the Middle East (Cooper, Lisa, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; CC101.M2628 C66 2016

Cultural emergency in conflict and disaster Frost Library; CC135 .C82 2011

Urban heritage, development and sustainability Frost Library; CC135 .U73 2016

Archaeology's visual culture : digging and desire (Balm, Roger, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; CC72 .B35 2016

Creating material worlds : the uses of identity in archaeology Frost Library; CC72 .C74 2016

Ethics and the archaeology of violence Frost Library; CC72 .E84 2015

Archaeology of entanglement Frost Library; CC72.4 .A7353 2016

The connected past : challenges to network studies in archaeology and history Frost Library; CC75 .C592 2016

Conflict landscapes and archaeology from above Frost Library; CC77.M55 C66 2016

Bone rooms : from scientific racism to human prehistory in museums (Redman, Samuel J., author.) Frost Library; CC79.5.H85 R43 2016

How do we want the past to be? : on methods and instruments of visualizing ancient reality Frost Library; CC80.4 .H69 2015

How the workers became Muslims : immigration, culture, and hegemonic transformation in Europe (Yılmaz, Ferruh, author.) Frost Library; D1056.2.M87 Y55 2016

The Orange Trees of Marrakesh : Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man (Dale, Stephen Frederic, author.) Frost Library; D116.7.I3 D35 2015

Maritime societies of the Viking and medieval world Frost Library; D125 .M37 2015

Knowing Future Time In and Through Greek Historiography Frost Library; D13.5.G8 K58 2016

The Huns (Kim, Hyun Jin, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; D141 .K587 2016

Crusading and pilgrimage in the Norman world Frost Library; D148 .C78 2015

Using non-textual sources : a historian's guide (Armstrong, Catherine, author.) Frost Library; D16 .A74 2016

Who is the historian? (Raab, Nigel A., 1968-, author.) Frost Library; D16 .R22 2016

Writing history : a guide for students (Storey, William Kelleher.) Frost Library; D16 .S864 2016

Oral history theory (Abrams, Lynn, author.) Frost Library; D16.14 .A25 2016

Consuming history : historians and heritage in contemporary popular culture (De Groot, Jerome, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; D16.163 .G4 2016

Public history : a practical guide (Sayer, Faye.) Frost Library; D16.163 .S29 2015

Interpreting difficult history at museums and historic sites (Rose, Julia, author.) Frost Library; D16.25 .R67 2016

What is global history? (Conrad, Sebastian, author.) Frost Library; D20 .C66 2016

The prospect of global history Frost Library; D20 .P767 2016

Building the British Atlantic world : spaces, places, and material culture, 1600-1850 Frost Library; DA123 .B85 2016

John Hardyng chronicle : edited from British Library MS Lansdowne 204 (Hardyng, John, 1378-1465?, author.) Frost Library; DA130 .H35 2015

Stonehenge : making sense of a Prehistoric mystery (Parker Pearson, Michael, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; DA142 .P375 2015

Pirate nests and the rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740 (Hanna, Mark G., 1974-, author.) Frost Library; DA16 .H25 2015

Domesday now : new approaches to the inquest and the book Frost Library; DA190 .D695 2016

The Wars of the Roses : the conflict that inspired Game of Thrones (Dougherty, Martin J., author.) Frost Library; DA250 .D68 2015b

Henry VI (Given-Wilson, Chris.) Frost Library; DA255 .G58 2016

The lioness roared : the problems of female rule in English history (Beem, Charles.) Frost Library; DA28.2 .B44 2008

Domestic culture in early modern England (Buxton, Antony, 1950- author.) Frost Library; DA320 .B89 2015

Elizabeth : the forgotten years (Guy, J. A. (John Alexander) author.) Frost Library; DA355 .G87 2016

The foreign relations of Elizabeth I Frost Library; DA356 .F67 2011

Bad Queen Bess? (Lake, Peter, author.) Frost Library; DA356 .L35 2016

Elizabethan espionage : plotters and spies in the struggle between Catholicism and the crown (Martin, Patrick H., author.) Frost Library; DA356 .M28 2016

Henrietta Maria : the betrayed queen (Pearce, Dominic, author.) Frost Library; DA396.A5 P43 2015

This orient isle : Elizabethan England and the Islamic world (Brotton, Jerry, author.) Frost Library; DA47.9.I74 B76 2016

Novelty fair : British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition (Briggs, Jo., author.) Frost Library; DA533 .B75 2016

The Victorians : a beginner's guide (Gange, David, author.) Frost Library; DA550 .G36 2016

Joseph Chamberlain : international statesman, national leader, local icon Frost Library; DA565.C4 J67 2016

Brave new world : imperial and democratic nation-building in Britain between the wars Frost Library; DA576 .B738 2011

Kitchener : hero and anti-hero (Faught, C. Brad, author.) Frost Library; DA68.32.K6 F38 2016

Apethorpe : the story of an English country house Frost Library; DA690.A625 A633 2016

Petticoat heroes : gender, culture and popular protest in the Rebecca Riots (Jones, Rhian E., author.) Frost Library; DA722 .J69 2015

The IRA : a documentary history 1916-2005 (Hanley, Brian, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; DA959 .H36 2015

Ireland's exiled children : America and the Easter Rising (Schmuhl, Robert, author.) Frost Library; DA962 .S36 2016

Sixties Ireland : reshaping the economy, state and society, 1957-1973 (Daly, Mary E., author.) Frost Library; DA963 .D35 2016

Life in the country house in Georgian Ireland (McCarthy, Patricia, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; DA985 .M39 2016 x

Velvet revolutions : an oral history of Czech society (Vaněk, Miroslav, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; DB2227 .V36 2016

Agincourt (Curry, Anne, author.) Frost Library; DC101.5.A2 C868 2015

Les belles figures et drolleries de la Ligue (L'Estoile, Pierre de, 1546-1611, author.) Frost Library; DC112.9.L64 A3 2016 x

Ruling women (Conroy, Derval, author.) Frost Library; DC121.3 .C76 2016

The life of Louis XVI (Hardman, John, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; DC137 .H369 2016

Tocqueville : the Ancien Régime and the French Revolution (Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859.) Frost Library; DC138 .T6313 2011

Liberty or death : the French Revolution (McPhee, Peter, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; DC148 .M4535 2016

In Nelson's wake : the navy and the Napoleonic wars (Davey, James, author.) Frost Library; DC153 .D37 2015

The Bonjour effect : the secret codes of French conversation revealed (Barlow, Julie, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; DC34 .B275 2016

The French war on Al Qa'ida in Africa (Chivvis, Christopher S., author.) Frost Library; DC59.8.M42 C47 2016

A history of the barricade (Hazan, Éric.) Frost Library; DC719 .H3913 2015

Louis : the French prince who invaded England (Hanley, Catherine, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; DC90.8 .H36 2016

Making Monte Carlo : a history of speculation and spectacle (Braude, Mark, author.) Frost Library; DC946 .B73 2016

Transnational encounters between Germany and Japan Frost Library; DD120.J3 T73 2015

Heart of Europe : a history of the Holy Roman Empire (Wilson, Peter H. (Peter Hamish) author.) Frost Library; DD125 .W55 2016

German cosmopolitan social thought and the idea of the West : voices from Weimar (Harrington, Austin, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; DD238 .H35 2016

The thinker and the specialist : Hannah Arendt and the Eichmann Trial (D'Alessandro, Ruggero, author.) Frost Library; DD247.E5 A733 2015

The private Heinrich Himmler : letters of a mass murderer (Himmler, Heinrich, 1900-1945, correspondent.) Frost Library; DD247.H46 A413 2016

Hitler's compromises : coercion and consensus in Nazi Germany (Stoltzfus, Nathan, author.) Frost Library; DD247.H5 S7778 2016

The devil's diary : Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich (Wittman, Robert K.) Frost Library; DD247.R58 W58 2016

War and genocide : a concise history of the Holocaust (Bergen, Doris L., author.) Frost Library; DD256.5 .B3916 2016

Anatomy of malice : the enigma of the Nazi war criminals (Dimsdale, Joel E., 1947-, author.) Frost Library; DD256.5 .D56 2016

The bitter taste of victory : life, love, and art in the ruins of the Reich (Feigel, Lara, author.) Frost Library; DD257 .F454 2016

The British Army of the Rhine : turning Nazi enemies into Cold War partners (Speiser, Peter, 1975- author.) Frost Library; DD257.2 .S65 2016

Angela Merkel : Europe's most influential leader (Qvortrup, Matthew, author.) Frost Library; DD290.33.M47 Q96 2016

Verzeichnisse und indices (Jöhrens, Gerhard, compiler.) Frost Library; DF13 .A7 Bd.4 Y-Z

Mycenae : from myth to history (Kakourē, Athēna, author.) Frost Library; DF221.M9 K26 2016

The Hellenistic world : using coins as sources (Thonemann, Peter, author.) Frost Library; DF235.A2 T46 2015

The Byzantine Turks, 1204-1461 (Shukurov, R. (Rustam), author.) Frost Library; DF542.4.T87 S58 2016

The empire that would not die : the paradox of eastern Roman survival, 640-740 (Haldon, John F., author.) Frost Library; DF571 .H354 2016

Hope, joy, and affection in the classical world Frost Library; DF78 .H72 2016

Athens and Sparta : constructing Greek political and social history from 478 BC (Powell, Anton, author.) Frost Library; DF82 .P64 2016

The civil wars (Appianus, of Alexandria) Frost Library; DG254 .A6713 1996

Italy illuminated (Biondo Flavio, 1392-1463, author.) Frost Library; DG422 .B5613 2005

Hybrid Renaissance : culture, language, architecture (Burke, Peter, 1937-, author.) Frost Library; DG533 .B867 2016

L'umanesimo italiano : filosofia e vita civile nel Rinascimento (Garin, Eugenio, 1909-2004.) Frost Library; DG533 .G3 1958

Berlusconi : the epic story of the billionaire who took over Italy (Friedman, Alan, author.) Frost Library; DG583.B47 F75 2015

The duke's assassin : exile and death of Lorenzino de' Medici (Dall'Aglio, Stefano, 1970-) Frost Library; DG738.14.M4 D3513 2015

Temptation in the archives : essays in Golden Age Dutch culture (Jardine, Lisa, author.) Frost Library; DJ156 .J37 2015

Whose memory? Which future? Frost Library; DJK26 .W47 2016

The empress of art : Catherine the Great and the transformation of Russia (Jaques, Susan, author.) Frost Library; DK170 .J37 2016