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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.
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.

Medieval people : vivid lives in a distant landscape : from Charlemagne to Piero della Francesca (Prestwich, Michael.) Frost Library; CB351 .P74 2014

Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left (Taylor, Mark C., 1945-, author.) Frost Library; CB478 .T29 2014

Heritage crime : progress, prospects and prevention Frost Library; CC135 .H456 2014

Preservation education : sharing best practices and finding common ground Frost Library; CC135 .P715 2014

Why leather? : the material and cultural dimensions of leather Frost Library; CC175 .W49 2014

Transformation by fire : the archaeology of cremation in cultural context Frost Library; CC79.5.H85 T73 2014

Dissolving royal marriages : a documentary history, 860-1600 (D'Avray, D. L., author.) Frost Library; D107 .D38 2014

Crusading and warfare in the Middle Ages Frost Library; D128 .C78 2014

Muslims and Crusaders (Christie, Niall.) Frost Library; D157 .C474 2014

Hegel, the end of history, and the future (Dale, Eric Michael, 1972-) Frost Library; D16.8 .D218 2014

History and obstinacy (Kluge, Alexander, 1932-, author.) Frost Library; D16.9 .K5813 2014

L'estoire de la guerre sainte (Ambroise, active approximately 1196.) Frost Library; D163.A3 A5 2014

Strathclyde and the Anglo-Saxons in the Viking Age (Clarkson, T. J., author.) Frost Library; DA152 .C538 2014

Inventing Eleanor : the medieval and post-medieval image of Eleanor of Aquitaine (Evans, Michael R., 1967- author.) Frost Library; DA209.E6 E93 2014

Exploring the evidence : commemoration, administration and the economy Frost Library; DA245 .E975 2014

The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors (Jones, Dan, 1981-) Frost Library; DA250 .J66 2014

God's traitors : terror and faith in Elizabethan England (Childs, Jessie, 1976-) Frost Library; DA355 .C47 2014

Rebellion : the history of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution (Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-) Frost Library; DA375 .A25 2014

Queen Anne : patroness of arts (Winn, James Anderson, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; DA495 .W56 2014

When lions roar : the Churchills and the Kennedys (Maier, Thomas, 1956-) Frost Library; DA566.9.C5 M235 2014

Margot Asquith's Great War diary 1914-1916 : the view from Downing Street (Asquith, Margot.) Frost Library; DA566.9.O8 A3 2014

This boy (Johnson, Alan, 1950 May 17- author.) Frost Library; DA591.J646 A3 2014

A perambulation of Kent : conteining the description, hystorie, and customes of that shire (Lambarde, William, 1536-1601.) Archives and Special Collections; DA670.K3 L3 1826

Joan of Arc : a life transfigured (Harrison, Kathryn.) Frost Library; DC103 .H25 2014

Journal du règne de Henri IV (L'Estoile, Pierre de, 1546-1611.) Frost Library; DC122.9.L64 A3 2011

Status interaction during the reign of Louis XIV (Sternberg, Giora, author.) Frost Library; DC126 .S747 2014

Interpreting the ancien régime : David Bien (Bien, David D., author.) Frost Library; DC131 .B54 2014

The marquis : Lafayette reconsidered (Auricchio, Laura.) Frost Library; DC146.L2 A87 2014

A people's history of the French Revolution (Hazan, Éric.) Frost Library; DC148 .H2913 2014

Ambition and desire : the dangerous life of Josephine Bonaparte (Williams, Kate, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; DC216.1 .W44 2014

The Congress of Vienna : power and politics after Napoleon (Vick, Brian E., 1970-, author.) Frost Library; DC249 .V45 2014

French intellectuals in the 20th century [videorecording] Frost Library; DC33.7 .F74

France, Britain and the United States in the twentieth century, 1900-1940 : a reappraisal (Williams, Andrew J., 1951-) Frost Library; DC59.8.G7 W55 2014

Power and religion in Merovingian Gaul : Columbanian monasticism and the Frankish elites (Fox, Yaniv, 1975- author.) Frost Library; DC65 .F69 2014

Histoire d'Agen Frost Library; DC801.A27 H57 2014

Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1859-1941 : a concise life (Röhl, John C. G., author.) Frost Library; DD229 .R6412413 2014

Berlin : portrait of a city through the centuries (MacLean, Rory, 1954-) Frost Library; DD860 .M25 2014

Nachtleben Berlin : 1974 bis heute Frost Library; DD866 .N23 2013 x

The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall (Sarotte, M. E.) Frost Library; DD881 .S215 2014

The histories of a medieval German city, Worms c. 1000-c. 1300 : translation and commentary Frost Library; DD901.W75 H57 2014

Greek art and archaeology : a new history, c. 2500-c. 150 BCE (Neer, Richard T.) Frost Library; DF130 .N44 2012

Alexander's heirs : the age of the successors (Anson, Edward, author.) Frost Library; DF234 .A673 2014

Alexander the Great : a very short introduction (Bowden, Hugh.) Frost Library; DF234 .B693 2014

A history of ancient Greece in fifty lives (Stuttard, David, author.) Frost Library; DF77 .S78 2014

Feste und Opfer für den Gott Caesar (Dörner, Norbert, 1936- author.) Frost Library; DG124 .D68 2014

Becoming Roman? : diverging identities and experiences in ancient northwest Italy (Haeussler, R. (Ralph)) Frost Library; DG190 .H34 2013

The life of Roman republicanism (Connolly, Joy, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; DG231 .C65 2015

Ushering in a new Republic : theologies of arrival at Rome in the first century BCE (Luke, Trevor S., author.) Frost Library; DG254.2 .L85 2014

Globalisation and the Roman world : world history, connectivity and material culture Frost Library; DG311 .G564 2014

Edward Gibbon and the shape of history (Roberts, Charlotte, author.) Frost Library; DG311 .R63 2014

Le trasformazioni del V secolo, L'Italia, i barbari e l'Occidente romano Frost Library; DG311 .T73 2010

The Italic people of ancient Apulia Frost Library; DG55.A65 I83 2014

Calabria, the first Italy, (Slaughter, Gertrude, 1870-1963.) Frost Library; DG975.C16 S55

Cunegonde's kidnapping : a story of religious conflict in the age of enlightenment (Kaplan, Benjamin J.) Frost Library; DJ411.V24 K37 2014

Imperial apocalypse : the Great War and the destruction of the Russian Empire (Sanborn, Joshua A., author.) Frost Library; DK264.8 .S26 2014

Anguish, anger, and folkways in Soviet Russia (Rittersporn, Gábor Tamás, 1948-) Frost Library; DK268.3 .R58 2014

Stalin's world : dictating the Soviet order (Davies, Sarah (Sarah Rosemary)) Frost Library; DK268.S8 D375 2014

The mythologies of capitalism and the end of the Soviet project (Baysha, Olga, author.) Frost Library; DK288 .B395 2014

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

Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia : conversion, apostasy, and literacy (Kefeli, Agnès, author.) Frost Library; DK34.M8 K44 2014

Istorii͡a Rossiĭskogo gosudarstva (Akunin, B. (Boris) author. Akunin, B. (Boris) author.) Frost Library; DK40 .A448 2013

Reassessing Lukashenka : Belarus in cultural and geopolitical context (Ioffe, G. V. (Grigoriĭ Viktorovich) author.) Frost Library; DK507.822.L85 I64 2014

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

Ukraine diaries : dispatches from Kiev (Kurkov, Andreĭ, author.) Frost Library; DK508.849 .K87 2014

Kyiv, Ukraine (Cybriwsky, Roman A., author.) Frost Library; DK508.925 .C93 2014

Putin's kleptocracy : who owns Russia? (Dawisha, Karen.) Frost Library; DK510.766.P87 D39 2014

Ethnic relations in post-Soviet Russia : Russians and non-Russians in the North Caucasus (Foxall, Andrew, 1985-) Frost Library; DK511.C2 F69 2015

Isabella : the warrior queen (Downey, Kirstin.) Frost Library; DP163 .D69 2014

Toward a cultural archive of La Movida : back to the future Frost Library; DP233.5 .T68 2014

Franco : a personal and political biography (Payne, Stanley G., author.) Frost Library; DP264.F7 P34 2014

Imaginarios y representaciones de España durante el franquismo Frost Library; DP270 .I43 2014

Chroniques de Genève (Bonivard, François, 1493-1570.) Frost Library; DQ454 .B7 2001

Radovan Karadžić : architect of the Bosnian genocide (Donia, Robert J., author.) Frost Library; DR1755.K37 D66 2014

Israel : is it good for the Jews? (Cohen, Richard M., author.) Frost Library; DS102.95 .C64 2014

Jewish war under Trajan and Hadrian (Horbury, William.) Frost Library; DS122.8 .H73 2014

Jews and Christians in the first and second centuries : how to write their history Frost Library; DS122.9 .J49 2014

Six days in June [videorecording] : the war that redefined the Middle East Frost Library; DS127 .S59

Sephardi lives : a documentary history, 1700-1950 Frost Library; DS134 .S378 2014

Beyond violence : Jewish survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944-48 (Cichopek-Gajraj, Anna, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; DS134.55 .C53 2014

Jewish rights, national rites : nationalism and autonomy in late imperial and revolutionary Russia (Rabinovitch, Simon, author.) Frost Library; DS134.84 .R33 2014

Gosudarstvennai͡a duma Rossiĭskoĭ imperii i evreĭskiĭ vopros (Mindlin, Aleksandr, author. Миндлин, Александр, author.) Frost Library; DS135.R9 M5448 2014

Sites of European antisemitism in the age of mass politics, 1880-1918 Frost Library; DS146.E85 S58 2014

Global security watch--Saudi Arabia (Gray, Matthew, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; DS244.63 .G74 2014

Mecca : the sacred city (Sardar, Ziauddin, author.) Frost Library; DS248.M4 S31 2014

The holy city of Medina : sacred space in early Islamic Arabia (Munt, T. H. R. (Thomas Henry Robert), 1984-) Frost Library; DS248.M5 M86 2014

The lonely war : one woman's account of the struggle for modern Iran (Fathi, Nazila, 1970- author.) Frost Library; DS318.81 .F38 2014

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

How India became territorial : foreign policy, diaspora, geopolitics (Abraham, Itty, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; DS448 .A4343 2014

After Timur left : culture and circulation in fifteenth-century North India ("After Timur Came: Multiple Spaces of Cultural Production and Circulation in Fifteenth-Century North) Frost Library; DS459.6 .A38 2007

The Rani of Jhansi : gender, history, and fable in India (Singh, Harleen, author.) Frost Library; DS475.2.L34 S55 2014

Creating a new Medina (Dhulipala, Venkat.) Frost Library; DS480.45 .D49 2015

Kashmir's contested pasts : narratives, sacred geographies, and the historical imagination (Zutshi, Chitralekha, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; DS485.K25 Z87 2014

The seasons of trouble : life amid the ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War (Mohan, Rohini.) Frost Library; DS489.85 .M64 2014

Kyōgi Hakugayō no kōko shinhakken Frost Library; DS715 .K96 2012

Twentieth century China : a history in documents (Schoppa, R. Keith, 1943-) Frost Library; DS773.89 .S36 2011

The generals' war : the inside story of the conflict in the Gulf (Gordon, Michael R., 1951-) Frost Library; DS79.72 .G67 1995

My life as a foreign country (Turner, Brian, 1967-) Frost Library; DS79.766.T87 A3 2014

Negotiated power : the state, elites, and local governance in twelfth- to fourteenth-century China (Lee, Sukhee, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; DS796.N56 L33 2014

Showa, 1939-1944 : a history of Japan (Mizuki, Shigeru, 1922- artist, author.) Frost Library; DS888.5 .M59213 2014

Chōsen kobunka sōkan (Umehara, Sueji. 梅原末治.) Frost Library; DS903 .U39 1986 x