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Humanities & Social Sciences Research Guide: History

Suggested books

World history. Volume II, Since 1500 / by Duiker, William J; Spielvogel, Jackson J.

Becoming visible : women's presence in late nineteenth-century America / by Floyd, Janet.

Modern Greece : from independence to the present / by Gallant, Thomas W.

Cassell's chronology of world history : dates, events and ideas that made history / by Williams, Hywel.

Suggested e-books

Women in Early Modern Polish Society, Against the European Background
by Maria Bogucka

Global Modernities
by Mike Featherstone, Scott M Lash, and Roland Robertson

The Routledge Companion to World History Since 1914
by Chris Cook and John Stevenson

Plagues in World History
by John Aberth

Human Rights in World History
by Peter N. Stearns

Web Resources

  • AMERICAN MEMORY – LIBRARY OF CONGRESS   A primary source providing open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience
  • Center for American History
  • A special collections library, archive, and museum that facilitates research on the historic development of the United States.
  • Conversations with History 
  • Interviews with a broad range of historical figures from the latter half of the twentieth century.
  • Digital History
  • A comprehensive collection of electronic resources which deal with the study of American civilization.
  • History Central Catalogue, WWW-Virtual Library
  • Comprehensive general guide for history-related Web sites, in four main categories: History by Continent, History by Eras and Epochs, History by Topic, and Methods & Materials. From the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
  • INTERNET HISTORY SOURCEBOOK PROJECT (NEW YORK, N.Y, USA)   A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts
  • US NATIONAL ARCHIVES   A primary source for US history

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Original Historical Documents Online

Indexes and Guides

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory From the Library of Congress. This directory of newspapers published in the United States since 1690 can help identify what titles exist for a specific place and time, and how to access them. Use the options below to select a particular place and time, using keywords to locate specific titles. Titles currently listed: 152,145.
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers Newspaper images from 1880 to 1910 from the following states: California, District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. A Library of Congress project. Site includes a link to the U.S. Newspapers Directory.
  • Illinois Newspaper Project Database Newspaper titles which have been inventoried and cataloged by both the Down-State Illinois Newspaper Project, located at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the Chicago Illinois Newspaper Project, housed at the Chicago Historical Society.
  • Anemi- Digital Library of Modern Greek Studies aims to provide simple and quick access to a rich collection of digitized material related to Modern Greek Studies. Apart from finding bibliographic information, the researcher can also browse the documents themselves in electronic form. Here you may find a great number of old and rare documents, as well as recent publications for which their creators allowed the digitization and free distribution over the Internet.
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