Books

Falvey Library Catalog
Research your topic with keywords or use one of the subject searches below as a starting point. Use the catalog to locate books cited in your course readings.
Use additional keywords such as causes, economic, social, cultural, religion, women, peasantry, or clergy to further limit your results. Use one of the following terms if you are looking for primary sources: sources, documents, narratives, correspondence, diaries, speeches.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.

Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press)  Tutorial
Presents peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies that survey published books on selected topics.

JSTOR
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Books and journal articles which are not available at Villanova University can be requested from other libraries. The E-ZBorrow service is only available for book requests.

Book Reviews

  Book Review Digest Plus (EBSCO)

  Book Review Digest Retrospective, 1903-1982 (EBSCO)

  JSTOR

  Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)

  America: History and Life (EBSCO)

Research Boosters

Looking for a topic?
The Library has a large number of encyclopedias and companions with exhaustive and well-researched essays written by subject experts. These essays can be helpful in defining and focusing a topic and the accompanying bibliographies are generally a great starting point for secondary and primary sources.

International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present
Explore all aspects of the history of resistance, protest and revolution over the past 500 years.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A library of encyclopedias and dictionaries. Includes among others the Encyclopedia of European Social History, the Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, the Dictionary of American History, and the Encyclopedia of Russian History.

Oxford Handbooks Online (Oxford University Press)
Scholarly research reviews. The collection includes handbooks on the English, American, and French revolutions.

Companion to the American Revolution

A Companion to the French Revolution

Cambridge Histories Online (Cambridge University Press)
Volume 2, of the New Cambridge Modern History includes a chapter on the English Reformation, volume 8 deals with the American and French Revolutions, 1763-93, and volume 12 contains a chapter about the Russian Revolution. Volume 2, part 7 of the Cambridge History of Russia covers reform, war, and revolution.

Journal Articles

The Library subscribes to a large number of history journals. Use the E-Journal Finder or the Articles file in the Library's catalog to look for known references. Request articles from journals that are not part of the Library's collections through interlibrary loan. The Library's blue Findit button serves as a bridge to the full text.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Covers world history from 1450 to the present, excluding North American history which is covered in the companion index America: History and Life.

America: History and Life (EBSCO)
Covers U.S. and Canadian history from prehistory to the present.

JSTOR
Provides a full text archive of academic journals and books in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. The most recent three to five years of a journal are usually not included. Does not include all history journals.

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