Encyclopedias, Companions & General Histories
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
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
Provides cross reference searching in encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research including arts, business, social sciences 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
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)
An annotated reference guide to the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955 as well as book reviews and dissertations.A Short Introduction to Historical Abstracts is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.
A complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. The database also includes citations and links to book and media reviews.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.