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World History

Click the tabs below to see resources and tips for researching world history.

Web Research Tips

For help finding, evaluating, and using web-based resources, please see the following guides and tutorials:

General Websites

  • World History Encyclopedia
    World History Encyclopedia was founded in 2009 by Jan van der Crabben. He realized that the internet was missing a reliable and comprehensive resource for ancient history, which is why the website was called Ancient History Encyclopedia until it changed its name to World History Encyclopedia in 2021. 
  • AWOL: Ancient World Online
    The primary focus of the project is notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world. This blog is written in French, but is available in English if you access it through Google.
  • History World
    HistoryWorld’s aim is to make world history more easily accessible through interactive narratives and timelines. Written by Bamber Gascoigne, it consists of about 300 narratives ( the alphabetical list runs from Aegean Civilization to Zoroastrianism) and some 10,000 events on searchable timelines.

Sub-field Specific Websites

Directories 

Classical Literature

  • Internet Classics Archive
    Select from a list of 441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and "reader's choice" Web sites. Mainly Greco-Roman works (some Chinese and Persian), all in English translation.

Ancient History

Medieval History

Modern History