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Historical Research Guide

Books

Books, both print and online, are found through the library’s online catalog, Ilink. For a general overview of the library’s collection on a specific topic, use the Words or Phrase or Subject search boxes. If the book is known, use either the Title or Author search. If few results are found on a topic, contact the Reference Librarian for help in refining the search.

Reference

Atlases are shelved both in the Reference area under G and in C1 in the map cases (oversized).

Historiography

• The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia (R CT 103 .C26 1998)
• Great Historians from Antiquity to 1800 (R D 14 .G74 1989)
• Great Historians of the Modern Age (R D 14 .G75 1991)
• A Student’s Guide to History (R D 16 .A1 B4 1998)
• The American Historical Association’s Guide to Historical Literature (R D 20 .A64 1995)

Ancient and Medieval History

• The Cambridge Ancient History (R D 57 .C262)
• Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages (R D 114 .E53 2000)
• The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt (R DT 58 .O94 2001)
• Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt (R DT 60 .B34 2000)

Modern History

• Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (R D 209 .E97 2004)
• Term Paper Resource Guide to Twentieth-Century World History R D 421 .R47 2000)
• A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century World History (R D 419 .P32 1997)
• The Oxford Companion to World War II (R D 740 .O94 1995)

European History

• Bibliographie internationale de l’Humanisme et de la Renaissance (1965-1995) (R D 228 .A05 B5)
• Historical Dictionary of the United Kingdom (R DA 34 .P36 1997)
• Medieval England: An Encyclopedia (R DA 129 .M43 1998)
• Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World: Britain, Ireland, Europe and America (R DA 357 .W34 1999)
• Historical Dictionary of Hungary (R DS 904 .V37 1997)
• Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Culture: French Culture 1900-1975 (R DC 33.7 .F726 1995)
• The Oxford Classical Dictionary (R DE 5 .O9 1996)
• Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World (R DF 16 .S23 1995)
• Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia (R DG 443 .M43 2004)
• Historical Dictionary of Latvia (R DK 504.37 .P58 1997)
• Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia (R DL 30 .M43 1993)

Asian History

• The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World (R DS 35.53 .O95 1995)
• Medieval Jewish Civilization: An Encyclopedia (R DS 124 .M386 2003)
• Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War (R Ds 557.7 .E53 2000)
• Historical Dictionary of the Vietnam War (R DS 557.7 .M63 2001)
• Conflict in Korea: An Encyclopedia (R DS 916 .H62 1999)


American History

• American Popular Culture: A Guide to the Reference Literature (R E 169.1 .H72 1995)
• The Guide to United States Popular Culture (R E 169.1 .D399 2001)
• Directory of History Departments, Historical Organizations, and Historians, 2002-2003 (R E 172 .A62)
• Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations (R E 183.7 .E53 1997)
• They Too Call Alabama Home: African-American Profiles, 1800-1999 (R E 185.96 .B25 1999)
• The Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America (R E 188 .E63 1996)
• Encyclopedia of the American Civil War (R E 468 .E53 2000)
• Term Paper Resource Guide to Twentieth-Century United States History (R E 741 .M83 1999)
• Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression (R E 806 .G827 2002)
• Alabama Bibliography: Books, Articles, Theses, Dissertations (R F 326 .A05 B72 1996)

Women’s History

• Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World (R HQ 1127 .S25 2001)
• What American Women Did, 1789-1920 (R HQ 1154 .C665 2001)
• Handbook of American Women’s History (R HQ 1410 .H36 1990)
• The Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America (R HQ 1410 .C85 1996)

Political History

• Speeches of the American Presidents (R J 81.4 .S64 2001)
• Presidential Elections, 1789-2000 (R JK 524 .C65 2002)
• United States Presidential Elections, 1788-1860: The Official Results by County and State (R JK 524 .D778 2002)

Historical Atlases

• The Complete Atlas of World History (R G 1030 .C66 1997)
• The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American South (R G 1281 .S5 F7 1999)
• Mapping America’s Past (R G 1201 .S1 C3 1996)
• Atlas of Westward Expansion (R G 1201 .S1 W44 1995)
• Historical Atlas of Alabama (R G 1340 .H57 1997)

Print Indexes & Abstracts for Journal Articles

• Humanities Index (R AI 3 .H85)
• Social Sciences Index (1974-current) (R H 1 .S64)
• Historical Abstracts (1955-1970) (R D 299 .H5)
• Historical Abstracts, Part A: Modern History Abstracts 1450-1914 (1971-1991) (R D 299 .H5)
• Historical Abstracts, Part B: Twentieth-Century Abstracts 1914- (1971-1991) (R D 299 .H5)
• Combined Retrospective Index to Journals in History, 1838-1974 (R D 1 .C34)

Online Resources

Online resources include online journals, websites, periodical indexes and databases (which may include full-text articles) and electronic books (listed in the library catalog).
JSTOR
African-American History and Culture
History Reference Center
Project Muse
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance
Oxford Reference Online
Oxford University Press Journals
Military & Government Collection
In the First Person
Biography Reference Bank
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Expanded Academic Index
Academic Search Premier
Web of Science (includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index)
Blackwell Synergy

Super Search

With Super Search the user can search multiple databases with one search. An example of a multiple search is Google, but unlike Google, searching with Super Search results in only academic results.

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