HST 1001: World History

Books in the Main Stacks

Try a keyword search on your topic. If it’s a name or a phrase, put it in quotes to get more relevant results. If you’re stuck for keywords to use, do some background research on your topic in encyclopedias and other reference sources.

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Chronology of world history.
Encyclopedia of world trade: from ancient times to the present.
Gardner’s art through the ages.
Encyclopedia of women in the Middle Ages.

Biographical Resources:
Women in world history:a biographical encyclopedia.
Chambers biographical dictionary.

A single volume encyclopedia containing major figures in world history.

Great lives from history: Ancient and Medieval series.

A five-volume set of biographical sketches, arranged alphabetically, of 470 individuals whose contributions influenced world culture and the social development of societies flourishing in earlier centuries.

Women in the Middle Ages: An encyclopedia.

Historical Atlases:
Hammond atlas of world history.

A collection of maps showing borders of significant empires, patterns of migration, population, and more.

Find Subject Articles

Databases with Articles contain material published in magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Reference Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and more.
info= database and full text info.

Databases with Articles
Reference Sources


Below are links to periodicals by subject that we own:
Greece & Rome

This link below takes you to a list of journals that can be found within our databases. Journals listed may or may not be full text.

Electronic Journals

Web Sites

  • Area Studies
    Country information. Type in the name of a country.

  • Rulers
    Lists heads of state and government. There is an “Index” listing Foreign Ministers for all countries and a “Chronicle of relevant events since 1996.”

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