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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.
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.
- 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
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