Reference books


Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean                            Ready Reference DE 59 .C55 1988


Dictionary of Historic Documents                                        Ready Reference D 9 .D525 2003


Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages                                        Ready Reference D 114 .E53 2000


Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War                                      Ready Reference DS 557.7 .E53 1996


History in Dispute                                                                Ready Reference D 20 .H56


Holocaust Encyclopedia                                                     Ready Reference D 804.25 .H66 2001


Oxford Classical Dictionary                                             Ready Reference DE 5 .O9 1999


Oxford Companion to World War II                                Ready Reference D 740 .O94 1995


Galileo databases


Academic Search Premier (at EBSCOhost)


MasterFILE Premier (at EBSCOhost)


Newspaper Source


Proquest Newspapers Full text


    Christian Science Monitor 1988-current Full text


    The New York Times 1980-current Full Text


    The Wall Street Journal 1984-current Full Text


    The Washington Post 1996-current Full Text


Research Library (at ProQuest)



DISCovering U.S. history


DISCovering world history


Internet resources


The Adoption History Project - Based on the conviction that history in an indispensable resource for understanding the personal, political, legal, social, scientific, and human dimensions of this particular form kinship.


American factfinder - You can obtain data in the form of maps, tables, and reports from a variety of Census Bureau sources.


American memory - Free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recording, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that documents the American experience.


The American presidency project - The only online resource that has consolidated, coded, and organized into a single searchable database.


American women’s history - A free reference website.


ArchAtlas - Provides images and interpretations which are more easily disseminated through a website than by conventional paper publications.


Best of history Web sites - Contains annotated links to over 1,000 history websites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, activities, games, quizzes, and more.


Center for History and New Media - Has used digital media and computer technology to democratize history to incorporate multiple voices, reach diverse audiences, and encourage popular participation in presenting and preserving the past.


Chief George Manuel Memorial Library and the Fourth World Documentation Archive, Center for the World Indigenous Studies - An independent, non-profit research and education organization dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous people and the social, economic, and political realities of indigenous nations.


De Re Militari: the society for medieval military history - An international scholarly association established to foster and develop interest in the study of military affairs and warfare in the middle ages and early modern period.


Imperial War Museum collections online - Offers access to material covering all aspects of twentieth century conflicts.


The E Pluribus Unum Project - Designed for the use of students, teachers, and other researchers who wish to examine the attempts to make "One of Many" in 3 critical decades of American Life: the 1770's, the 1850's, and the 1920's.


Encyclopedia of British history, 1500-1980 - Index pages about British history.


Ethnographic resources related to folklore, anthropology, ethnomusicology, and the humanities - Aims to be the national center for folklore documentation and research, and offers a virtual destination for those who cannot visit the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.


EuroDocs: primary historical documents from Western Europe - Historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated.


Florida Memory Project - Presents a selection of historical records that illustrate significant moments in Florida history, educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research. The project utilizes selected original records, photographs, and other material from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.


Harlem history - Presents a wealth of archival treasures and scholarships from Columbia University, about the history of one of the World's most famous and influential neighborhoods.


Historical Census Browser - Data and terminology drawn from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of population and housing.


History Resource Center: U.S. - Places the tools of the historians in the hands of the student and general researcher.


The Jewish History Resource Center - The aim is to index resources on the web that can help you in your study of Jewish history.


Korea: the unfinished war - American Radioworks is the national documentary unit of American Public Media. Creates documentaries, series projects, and investigative reports for the public radio system and the Internet.


Map Collections: American memory - Images are created from maps and atlases, and in general are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.


The Middle East, 1916-2001: a documentary record - Documents in law, history, and diplomacy.


NARA-National Archives and Records Administration - All documents and materials created in the course of business conducted  by the U.S. Federal Government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.


National Geographic Sustainable Destinations Resource Center - Dedicated to protecting all the World's distinctive places through wisely managed tourism and enlightened destination stewardship.


National Museum of American History - Dedicates its collection and scholarship to inspiring a broad understanding of our nation and its many people.


Nationalatlas.gov - Gathers and presents information designed to help us understand continental scale environmental issues.


NativeWeb : resources for indigenous cultures around the world - An international, non-prfit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and the Internet to disseminate information from and about indigenous nations people and organizations around the world.


New York history net - Promotes awareness of New York State's rich history resources and to promote their enjoyment by the largest number of people possible.


The ORB : on-line reference book for medieval studies - No longer available


Radical America - A product of the campus-based New Left of the late 1960s, specifically the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Illustrates the efforts  to place an intellectual stamp on the radical impulses of the late 20th century.


Raid on Deerfield - Builds on scholarships, relationships with Native groups, and expertise that have developed over time.


RAND Voices of Jihad Database - a compilation of speeches, interviews, statements, and publications of Jihadis Leaders, foot studies, and sympathizers.


Vietnam War bibliography - A centralized service by which you can search a large database of papers and reports that were produced within the U.S. government, but not published by the government printing office.


The Whole world was watching: an oral history of 1968 - A joint project between South Kingstown High School and Brown University's Scholarly group.


Women in print: essays on the print culture of American women from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - Women readers, editors, librarians, authors, journalists, booksellers, and others are the subject in this stimulating new collection on modern print collection.