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History Research Guide

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
You can use a library electronic resources from any computer on or off campus. See a complete listing of electronic resources by name, provider, or subject. Databases covering history are listed below.

HISTORY SPECIFIC DATABASES

  • European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 (EBSCO) - guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750
  • Oxford Reference Online: History - Find definitions, facts, figures, and more from Oxford reference titles.
    Please log out when you are finished searching. Our subscription allows one user at a time.
  • Massachusetts History Online (Gale/Infotrac) - articles on Massachusetts people, places and historical events
  • U.S. History Collection (Gale/Infotrac) - search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering United States history.
  • U.S. History in Context (Gale/Infotrac) - authoritative information on people, events, and topics in U.S. History from reference books, journals, news articles, and primary source documents. You will also find images, multimedia, and links to vetted websites.
  • World History Collection (Gale/Infotrac) - search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering world history.
  • World History In Context (Gale/Infotrac) - reliable information on people, events, and topics in World History from reference books, journals, news articles, and primary source documents. You will also find images, multimedia, and links to vetted websites.

 

OTHER DATABASES COVERING HISTORY

  • Academic OneFile (Gale/Infotrac) - scholarly database containing journals, podcasts, and transcripts
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) - scholarly database containing peer-reviewed journals
  • Guide to Social Science and Religion - index to periodicals covering religion and social science
  • JSTOR - a collection of core scholarly journals, many going back to the first volume. Emphasis is on back issue coverage and does not include the current 3-5 years, unless Gordon has a current subscription to the journal. JSTOR provides long term preservation for journals.
  • Masterfile Premier (EBSCO) - general reference publications, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection
  • MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO) - bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations with links to many full text articles
  • Sage Journals Online - a searchable collection of scholarly online journals published by Sage, covering many subject areas including history
     

More electronic resources are available through the Boston Public Library. However, you must first take a minute to sign up for a BPL eCard.

JOURNALS

  • Gordon's Periodical List is a complete list of all journals available through Jenks Library (full text in databases, online, and print).
  • Print journals are located in the periodicals area on the 4th floor of Jenks. Please note that journals are arranged alphabetically by title, not by subject area.
     

BOOKS

  • Search the online catalog to find materials on topics in history.
  • If you want to browse the shelves, some related call numbers are:
History (General) 
DA  Great Britain 
DB-DR      Europe
DS Asia
DT  Africa
DU  Oceania, Australia 
E United States
F US Local history. Canada. Central and South America
                                                               

WEB SITES

Recommend a Website - Do you know of a good history Web site to add to our list?

 

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