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Includes World History Encyclopedia (2012)

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General History

Includes a variety of titles including World History Encyclopedia (2011)

 

Atlas of World History. (Ref 911 Ob6) New York: Oxford University, 1999.

World Digital Library - Links to photographs, journal articles, books, manuscripts and sound recordings from all around the world.

Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: The Middle Ages. (Ref 355.09 H766) New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Dictionary of the Middle Ages. (Ref 909.07 St82) 13 vols. New York: Scribner, 1982-1989.

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. (Ref 940.2 G865) 6 vols. New York: Scribner's, published in association with the Renaissance Society of America, 1999.

German History in Documents and Images - from the German Historical Institute.  Primary source documents range in date from 1500 to the current time.

Internet Women's History Sourcebook - A look at women throughout world history, from Fordham University.

Eye Witness - "History through the eyes of those who lived it." First person sources for historical events up to 1945. Includes World Wars, Civil War, Wounded Knee, Old West, Medieval Europe, and more. There is an index for easy access.

Pacifica Radio Archives - an online source for interviews and other audio, providing excellent primary sources for a variety of events worldwide.

World History in Documents: A Comparative Reader. (2nd floor 909 St31) New York: New York University Press, 1998.

World History Sources - An organized and annotated list of Web links for primary source discovery, arranged chronologically. From George Mason University.

Biography

 

There are a variety of biographies in print in the reference room, including:

American National Biography (1999-) (Ref 920 G191) New York: Oxford Press, 1999-

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives (Ref 920 J135) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998-

Great Lives from History (Ref 920.02 M272) Pasadena: Salem, 1990.

Social Issues

Cambridge World History of Human Disease (2008) - Available online.

Encyclopedia of Religion. (Ref 203 EL41) 16 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1987.

Encyclopedia of the Holocaust. (Ref 940.5472 G985) 4 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1990.

Genocide Studies Program - From Yale University, a focus on genocide issues world-wide. Browse by country.

Historical Atlas of the Jewish People: From the Time of the Patriarchs to the Present. (Ref 956.93 B257) New York: Knopf, distributed by Random House, 1992.

INCORE Internet Country Guides - "Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity" or INCORE, brings scholarly information on ethnic conflicts in selected countries. Includes: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Afghanistan, and others.

International Institute of Social History - Labor history with an international scope. Includes a catalog of the library's holdings, imprints, Web links to a Virtual Library site on Business and Labour History, tables of contents for theInternational Review of Social History from 1995 to the present, and much more.

Women's World: A Timeline of Women in History. (Ref 305.409 F847) New York: HarperPerennial, 1995.

Timelines of History

Chronology of the History of Slavery: 1619 to 1789 - Heavy in text, and low in graphics, this is a chronology that is broken down into time periods. Can take awhile to load, as the pages are very large. References take you to various studies that relate to the time period, or subject discussed.

Chronology of World Slavery. (Ref 326.09 R618) Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1999.

Includes The People's Chronology


Press and Speech Freedoms in the World, from Antiquity until 1998: A Chronology. (Ref 344.0531 In4) Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

 

Citing your sources

Chicago Manual of Style (Notes-Bibliography) - A guide from the SMC Library

Quick Guide to Chicago Style from the Chicago manual publishers.

Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed).  (Ref 808.02 Un3e).  Also available Online.

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