Use this guide to locate a variety of basic resources for research in history. The tabs above provide links to research databases that search thousands of journals, newspapers, books and e-books, and quality Web sites.
The following databases include the full content of over 900 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.
includes the full-text content from over 850 encyclopedias and other reference books covering a broad range of subjects. There are over 3 million articles and 200,000+ images (art, diagrams, maps and photos).
is the oldest English-language general encyclopedia still being produced. It is an excellent source for reliable and factual background information on thousands of topics, especially historical in nature.
ABC-CLIO covers historical and geographical topics in the following databases: American Government, American History, United States Geography, World Geography, World History: Ancient & Medieval Eras, World History: The Modern Era, and World at War. (OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS IS SLOW. Wait a few minutes after logging in.)