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History

This Research Guide focuses mainly on library resources in the field of History in general. For more specific History topics, go to the Resource Guides Home page, and click on "History".

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

An Atlas of African History

Reference Collection Annex - 2nd Floor

Atlas of Asian-American History

Reference Collection - 1st Floor

Atlas of World History

Reference Collection Annex - 2nd Floor

Cambridge History of Latin America

Cambridge Medieval History

Reference Collection Annex - 2nd Floor

Chronicle of America

Reference Collection Annex - 2nd Floor

Encyclopedia of American Urban History

Reference Collection Annex - 2nd Floor

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

Reference Collection - 1st Floor

Encyclopedia of Women's History in America

Main Collection (Second Floor)

Encyclopedia of World History

Reference Collection Annex - 2nd Floor

Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

Late Ch'ing, 1800-1911

Reference Collection Annex - 2nd Floor

Magill's Guide to Military History

Reference Collection Annex - 2nd Floor

Penguin Encyclopedia of American History

Reference Collection Annex - 2nd Floor

Recommended Multimedia Databases

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