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Britannica Online -- The Encyclopaedia Britannica.
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Paul Edwards, editor in chief.
New York, Macmillan . 8 volumes and one supplement.
NMU Reference Encyclopedia Cases (LRC 2nd floor)
Hammond Atlas of the World. 2nd ed. Maplewood, N.J.: Hammond Incorporated, 1998. NMU Reference
G 1021 .H2665 1998a.
Korbani, Agnes G. The Political Dictionary of Modern Middle East.
Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1995. NMU Reference
DS 43 .K67 1995.
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Provides concise entries on the events of history from 1900 to the present.
Dictionary of World History
Provides concise information on all aspects of world history, including entries on current political figures and current events.
History on the Web
From the University of Washington library, this guide provides resources for U.S history, European History and World history, as well as subject areas, such as World War II, History of Science and Medicine and Ancient / Medieval history.
Oxford Reference Online Premium: History
Some of the resources listed on this web page are included in this aggregation of resources, but you can also search all of the historical reference books simultaneously from this page.
Islamic History Sourcebook
A collection of primary texts on several aspects of the subject.
New York Public Library Digital Collection Guide
This is a guide to the digital collections made available by the New York Public Library. Collections range from covers of sheet music, maps, vernacular photos of Brooklyn to natural history surveys and illuminated manuscripts from Europe.
Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection: Middle East Maps and Africa Maps. A wide range of digitized maps of the regions--topographical, political, and historical.
A vast digital collection of images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other resources from the Smithsonian
Scholarly & Popular Literature Databases
BR = includes book reviews
Literature Resource Center
Gale biography-related resources including Contemporary Authors,
Dictionary of Literary Biography, etc.
| ACLS Humanities E-Book Project BR
|| Collection of high-quality full-text books in all areas of history. These scholarly works are of major importance to historical studies which are frequently cited in the literature.
||1900 - present; 1,200+ works in full-image & full-text
|AH Search [Arts & Humanities Search] BR
all areas of History, especially Ancient History; primarily used as a citator database.
Indexes 160+ History titles.
|As an index, articles
published 1980 - present; cites works from any time
|ECO [Electronic Collections Online] BR
History titles indexed, 9 subscriptions full-image
1995 - present
|Academic OneFile BR
||5,000+ total periodicals
Note: capitalize AND, OR
1980 - present
History titles, 14 Anthropology, & 11 Archaeology titles (all full-image)
19th century - present
|Google Scholar [in beta]
|| Indexes publisher & scholarly web sites & journals. Includes a citator feature & has links to library full-text holdings.
|MLA [literature] BR
articles, books & book chapters
1963 - present
Information about Citing Sources
Chicago Style (based upon 15th ed., 2003) includes examples of how to cite materials in both paper and online formats.
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