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Encyclopedias and Biographical Dictionaries

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A library of hundreds of encyclopedias. Includes the Dictionary of American History, the Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America and the History of World Trade Since 1450 among many other relevant titles.
A self-paced interactive tutorial is available for those new to this resource.

American National Biography Online (Oxford)
Biographical resource on more than 18,000 people from all eras who have influenced and shaped American history and culture.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Biographies of the men and women who shaped British history.


Falvey Library Catalog
Search & browse Falvey Memorial Library’s collections.
Suggested keywords and subjects: "ocean travel," "steamboat lines," steamboats, "merchant marine," "ocean liners," "Lusitania (Steamship),"Titanic (Steamship)," "Queen Mary 2 (Ship)," "Cunard line," "Queen Elizabeth (Ship)," etc. Try the names of other ships. Use WorldCat if Falvey's collection has not books on your subject.

WorldCat (OCLC)
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 Loan
Use E-ZBorrow or interlibrary loan to request resources not available in Falvey's collections.

Journal Articles

Historical Abstracts (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.

America: History and Life (EBSCO)
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.

A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

 Digital Collections with Primary Sources

  America‚Äôs Historical Newspapers: 1690-1922 (Readex)

  Historical New York Times: 1851- (ProQuest)

  The Times Digital Archive 1785-2010(Gale)

  American Periodicals Series (ProQuest)

  British Periodicals Collection I (ProQuest)

  Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals (Gale)

  Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (EBSCO)

  Sabin Americana, 1500-1926 (Gale)

  Eighteenth Century Collections Online (Gale)

Online Exhibits

Citing Your Sources

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the standard style manual used by writers and editors of scholarly books and journals.
For a quick introduction watch the online tutorial A Brief Introduction to the Chicago Manual of Style.
Chicago-Style Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to Chicago Style.
Use the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide for easy reference.

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jseibert Jutta Seibert
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