Encyclopedias, Companions & General Histories
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press)
Almost 60,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2009.Gale Virtual Reference Library
Offers access to a collection of digital encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and directories in the arts, social sciences, business, and sciences. A self-paced interactive tutorial is available for those new to this resource.Encyclopedia of European Social History
See entries on Imperialism and Domestic Society
, Explorers, Missionaries, Traders
, The World Economy and Colonial Expansion
, Imperialism & Gender
, and more.New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
See entries on Empire and Imperialism
, Anticolonialism: South East Asia
.Cambridge Histories Online (Cambridge University Press)
Includes among others the New Cambridge History of India
(22 vols.), the Cambridge Histories of Africa
(8 vols.), South Africa
(2 vols.), China
(13 vols.), Latin America
(12 vols.), and Southeast Asia
(2 vols.) as well as the economic histories of Britain (3 vols.), India (2 vols.) and Europe (8 vols.).Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
Use the databases listed below to find peer-reviewed journal articles on your topic. Contact me if you have any questions.
Use to link to the full text of an article or the interlibrary loan link to request the article from another library.
Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
America: History and Life (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journals, magazines, books, book reviews and dissertations that cover world history from 1450 to the present, excluding North American history which is covered in the companion index: America: History and Life
. Includes abstracts for academic journal articles and selective full-text content. Coverage extends back to 1953.A Short Introduction to Historical Abstracts
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
Indexes the literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes citations for journal and magazine articles, book reviews and dissertations. Abstracts of journal articles are included together with selected full-text. Indexing goes back to 1964. America: History & Life is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
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Jutta Seibert is the subject librarian for History and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.