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Worlds of History (HIST 1062): Post World War II

This guide serves as a gateway to library research for students enrolled in the Worlds of History course, focusing on the history of world civilizations as related to events during the period after the Second World War.

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

The Arab Spring

Electronic Resource 2012

Columbia Guide to the Vietnam War

Electronic Resource 2002

Companion to the History of the Book

Electronic Resource 2007

Dictionary of World History

Electronic Resource 2015

Encyclopedia of Modern China

Electronic Resource 2009

Eurasian Environments

Electronic Resource 2018

Formation of Turkish Republicanism

Electronic Resource 2017

France and 1848: The End of Monarchy

Electronic Resource 2005

Greek Homosexuality

Electronic Resource 2016

Political Handbook of the World

Electronic Resource 2019

Sexuality in World History

Electronic Resource 2009

Silk Road Encyclopedia

Electronic Resource 2016

Turkey and Transatlantic Relations

Electronic Resource 2018

Recommended Online Reference Databases

The following databases provide access to online encyclopedias covering multidisciplinary topics. Remember, these subject encyclopedias are great sources of background information on countless topics.

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Recommended Multimedia Databases

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