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History

Databases
Research Databases
America: History and Life
Index to articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. more information

Historical Abstracts
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

Iter Bibliography
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

HarpWeek
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.

African History

Americas History

Asia-Pacific History

European History

General History

Early American Wars

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

Gulf Wars

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
World History
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.

American History
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.

Journals
Current Print Titles
Current History
European History Quarterly
Forum Journal: the Journal of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Forum News
Journal of Asian Studies
Journal of Modern History
Journal of Southern History
Preservation
Slavic Review
Smithsonian

Full Text Titles in the Electronic Journal Center
History title list
Humanities title list

Web Sites

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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