America: History and Life
Index to articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. more information
Index and abstracts to articles covering world history from 1450 to present (excluding U.S. and Canada). more information
Humanities E-Book | off-campus access (formerly History E-Book Project)
Over 1,500 scholarly e-books covering history, humanities, and area studies. Records for these books will show up in searches in the Muskingum Library Catalog. more information
Index to books and articles pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). more information
Advanced Research Databases
Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Index and cited references for articles in the arts and humanities. more information
Bibliography of Native North Americans
Citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents covering native North American culture, history, and life. more information
Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses) | off-campus access
Index to doctoral dissertations and master's theses from North America and Europe. more information
Historical Statistics of the United States
Quantitative facts of American history. more information
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | off-campus access
Index to journal articles, books, proceedings, and other literature in the history of science, technology and medicine, and allied historical fields. more information
Digital Media Databases
American Periodicals Series Online | off-campus access
Digitized images of the pages of over 1,100 historic American magazines, journals, and newspapers. more information
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers from the Library of Congress is a collection of 25 newspapers printed from 1900-1910. more information
Page images and indexes to Harper's Weekly, covering the Civil War and Reconstruction periods. more information
Historic and Archival Digital Media
Pictures and archives from Ohio history, contributed by Ohio museums and libraries. more information
Historic Government Publications from World War II
Collection of digitized documents released by the government during World War II. more information
World War II Military Situation Maps
The World War II Military Situation Maps contains 416 maps and 115 reports showing troop positions beginning on June 6, 1944 to July 26, 1945. Starting with the D-Day Invasion, the maps give daily details on the military campaigns in Western Europe, showing the progress of the Allied Forces as they push towards Germany.
Electronic Reference Books
Electronic Reference Books (ABC-CLIO)
Click on a title to browse its table of contents or do a keyword search.
- Chronology of the American West: From 23,000 B.C.E. Through the Twentieth Century
- The Constitutional Convention of 1787: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America’s Founding
- Encyclopedia of American Indian History
- The Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History
- Historic Cities of the Americas: An Illustrated Encyclopedia
- Industrial Revolution in America: Automobiles
- Industrial Revolution in America: Communications, Agriculture And Meatpacking, Overview/Comparison
- The Industrial Revolution in America: Iron and Steel, Railroads, Steam Shipping
- James K. Polk: A Biographical Companion
- Jamestown Colony: A Political, Social, and Cultural History
- Louisiana Purchase: A Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia
- Making of the American West: People and Perspectives
- Manifest Destiny and the Expansion of America
- Mexico: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Culture and History
- Native Americans: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Peoples
- Pirates and Privateers of the Americas
- Revolutionary Movements: From 1750 to the Present
- Slavery in the United States: A Social, Political, and Historical Encyclopedia
- Turning Points in History: Colonial America from Settlement to the Revolution
- Turning Points—Actual and Alternate Histories: Native America from Prehistory to First Contact
- Women in Early America: Struggle, Survival, and Freedom in a New World
- Work in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Policy, and Society
Early American Wars
World War I
World War II
Military Machines and Weapons
Oxford Reference, History
Full text reference books on History. Titles include: The Oxford Companion to American Military History, The Oxford Companion to Australian History, A Dictionary of British History, The Oxford Companion to British History, The Oxford Companion to Canadian History, A Dictionary of Contemporary World History, Dynasties of the World, The Kings and Queens of Britain, The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, The Oxford Companion to Military History, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science, A Dictionary of Political Biography, Who's Who in the Twentieth Century, The Oxford Companion to United States History, The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military, A Dictionary of World History, and The Oxford Companion to World War II. more information
Print Reference Books
Dictionary of the Middle Ages (REF D 114 .D5)
Thirteen-volume dictionary covering the period from A.D. 500 to 1500 in the Latin West, Asia Minor, the Slavic world, and North Africa.
Encyclopedia of European Social History: From 1350 to 2000 (REF HN 373. E63 2001)
Six-volume resource containing 209 articles focused on the development of European society. Articles are signed and include bibliographies for further reading.
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (REF CB 311 .E54 2001)
Three-volume resource covering the history of ancient cultures up through about 700 A.D. Covers traditions, wars, monuments, cultures, and significant figures of ancient civilizations from Europe, Africa, the Americas, Oceania, and Asia.
The Annual Register: A Record of World Events (REF D2. A7 1950 – 1987)
Covers the events and important information each year by location (United Kingdom, the Americas, Eastern Europe, etc) and by topic (religion, sciences, law, etc).
Great Events from History (REF D21 .M344)
Six-volume resource covering important historical events from 4000 B.C. to 1969 A.D. The following information is included for each event: type of event, time, location, principle personages, summary, relevant literature, and a bibliography.
Note: You will find many other encyclopedias and dictionaries dealing with the history of various regions, including The Middle East and North Africa, the Encyclopedia of Asian History, The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet and Eurasian History, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World in the Reference collection.
Dictionary of American History (REF E 174 .D52 1976)
Eight-volume resource containing over 7,000 entries on all facets of the history of America. Entries are signed by the author.
Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations (REF E 183.7 .E53)
Four-volume resource containing over 1,000 articles on wars, important figures, countries, regions, and more from 1776 to the present. Articles are signed and include bibliographies for further reading.
Great Events from History: American Series (REF E 178.3 M25)
Three-volume resource covering important historical events from the unknown date when the American Indians arrived to 1969 A.D. The following information is included for each event: type of event, time, location, principle personages, summary, relevant literature, and a bibliography.
Who’s Who in America (REF E 176 .W642)
Who’s Who in American Politics (REF E 176 .W6424)
Who’s Who in the Midwest (REF E 176 .W644)
These resources provide brief biographical information on over 100,000 actors, politicians, lawyers, musicians, researchers, professors, and many more. Updated annually.
Current Print Titles
European History Quarterly
Forum Journal: the Journal of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Journal of Asian Studies
Journal of Modern History
Journal of Southern History
Full Text Titles in the Electronic Journal Center
History title list
Humanities title list
British Newspapers, 1800-1900
Explore dozens of 19th century British news including local and national titles. Most access requires subscription.
Ancient and Classical Cultures
Contains links to websites containing information about ancient and classical cultures, including Aztecs, China, Incas, North American prehistory, South America, and more.
Best of History Web Sites
Contains links to over 1,000 web sites that have been evaluated and are considered to be among the best history web sites. For each web site, there is an annotation describing the site.
History Guide NG
Contains links to history web sites in multiple languages. Browse by region, time period, or subject era. Also has a quick search and an advanced search option.
Historical Text Archive
Contains over 600 articles, over 60 ebooks, and links to almost 6,000 web sites dealing with a wide range of topics within the discipline of history. Emphasis is on primary sources.
History on the web
Portal site for websites dealing with history arranged by region and subject. Provides brief descriptions for each site.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
The Internet Modern History Sourcebook is one of series of history primary sourcebooks. It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
Librarians' Internet Index
Browse or search this librarian-created web directory of history web sites.
World Wide Web Virtual Library – History
Contains links to a wide range of history sites on the web. Browse by topic, continent, era, or research methods or search for keywords.
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