An online collection of over 600 full-text reference works, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and more.
Through Credo Reference people worldwide can gain access to any of a possible 3,264,948 entries, from 452 titles and 64 publishers. Its full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from the world’s best publishers of reference.
Over 72,000 articles from the encyclopedia and Britannica Book of the Year. Over 10,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, flags and more. Includes Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary with over 75,000 definitions and pronunciation guides. Continuously revised.
Provides full text online access to the complete 250-plus volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects
An excellent starting point for finding articles in magazines and journals, mostly from fairly recent time periods. Some full-text. Replaces Academic Search Complete.
Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.
Subjects: history of the world from 1450 to present excluding the U.S. and Canada. Citations and abstracts for journal articles, books, and dissertations published 1955 – present. Full text for over 349 journals, and 120 books.
These resources have been selected as a place to get started with research in your section's topic. Preus Library has many more resources than this. If you cannot find something, please ask at the Research Help Desk or email the librarian working with your section.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.
Topics can be searched alphabetically or under the broad headings listed in the "Guide to Selected Topics". The entries provide a substantial amount of information but are not exhaustive. A subject bibliography and a thorough index complete the volume. Black-and-white reproductions of portraits and other paintings from the period illustrate the work.
This resource contains a significant number of A-Z entries on the history of Britain, from ancient and Roman Britain to the present day. Each entry lists 6-12 of the best-known books on the subject, then discusses those works in an essay of 800 to 1,000 words prepared by an expert in the field.
The World Wide Web is a very fluid medium, with resources appearing and disappearing every day. As websites change, links to articles can become broken. Unfortunately this is very common, especially with scholarly-produced collections of resources. If something you are looking for appears to be missing, get in touch with me or one of the other librarians, and we'll show you some strategies for hunting down these "lost" resources.
This source is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
"Volume 1: The Ancient World" contains articles about people important in the ancient world up to 450 CE.
Vols. 5 & 6 of this set cover the 19th century and include excellent 2,000-3,000 word biographies of prominent persons, including many Americans. There is a geographic index that can help determine who those Americans were.
Online version accessed at the library website linked to “Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Biography” OR enter the title into Encore and click on the title.) Provides lengthy biographical sketches of British citizens from the earliest times to 2000 accompanied by bibliographical references.