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History Research Guide: World History

Research help and resources for local, state, national or international history.

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Get Started with Reference Sources

Need a topic, but don't know where to start?  Need some background information to help you build better searches?  Start with some of these reference sources to browse and learn basic information about your topic. 

Online: Forget Wikipedia or random Google searches!  These sites are just as easy to search, but provide you with academic sources that you can include on your bibliography!

Print:  Need something a bit more specific to a certain era or movement?  We've got great reference books here in the library.  Here's a small example of what we've got.  Ask a librarian for help identifying a source that will apply to your area of research. 

Primary Sources

Following are some reputable sites to find primary source materials related to world history:



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Find Book Reviews and Scholarly Articles

Looking for peer-reviewed journal articles or book reviews?  Check these databases.  

Subject Guide

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Renée Fratantonio
HA-106, Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, Hammond Hall