Use this guide to locate a variety of basic resources for research in European history. The tabs above provide links to research databases that search thousands of journals, newspapers, books and e-books, and quality Web sites.
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The following databases include the full content of over 700 general and specialized encyclopedias that are also published in print. This is an excellent source to get brief background information if you know little or nothing on your topic.
The following reference books are a selective list of some of the encyclopedias and dictionaries in the WNC Library dealing with European history. A more comprehensive listing of titles can be found in the library's online book catalog.
Ancient Europe: 8,000 B.C. - A.D. 1,000 (2 vols.) REF D 62 .A52
Chronology of World History (4 vols.) REF D 11 .M39
Civilization of the Ancient Mediterranean (3 vols.) REF DE 59 .C55
Dictionary of the Middle Ages (14 vols.) REF D 114 .D5
Encyclopedia of the Ancient World (3 vols.) REF CB 311 .E58
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages (2 vols.) REF D 114 .E532
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (6 vols.) REF CB 361 .E52
Great Events from History (12 vols.) REF D 119 - D 358
Oxford Classical Dictionary REF DE 5 .O9
Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece & Rome (7 vols.) REF DE 5 .O95