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. Great Britain > History > Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660 Great Britain > History > Civil War, 1642-1649 United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 France > History > Revolution, 1789-1799 Soviet Union > History > Revolution, 1917-1921 Revolutions > Europe > History
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 is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.WorldCat Step-by-Step
is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary LoanBooks 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 Review Digest Plus (EBSCO)
Indexes book reviews published in U.S., Canadian and British periodicals, covering over 7,000 adult and children's books each year. Includes English-language fiction and nonfiction. Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982 (EBSCO)
This database covers some 300,000 books, citing more than 1.5 million book reviews. Master records for each book include the title's essentials (author, descriptive summary, publisher, publication year, page count, ISBN, indicator of illustrations, and more) plus links to review excerpts and review citations. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt, presenting the most evaluative passages of the review, and most have at least two. These excerpts, together with the descriptive summaries of the books, deliver a complete picture of how the book was received at the time it was published. JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. 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.
Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Covers world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.America: History and Life (EBSCO)
Covers United States and Canadian history from prehistory to the present.JSTOR
A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics. This is not a comprehensive database of all history journals.
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 (selected works)
Scholarly research reviews. The collection includes handbooks on the English, American, and French revolutions.Companion to the American RevolutionA Companion to the French RevolutionCambridge Histories Online
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.
Citing Your Sources
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