World History

This page contains links to both subscribed resources available through the Archibald Library and recommended free resources.

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Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database. It contains a wide range of journal articles and other literature across virtually all academic disciplines.

ACLS Humanities E-Book

This electronic resource includes about 4,500 full-text, cross-searchable books in the humanities selected by scholars for their continuing importance for research and teaching, with a particular focus on history titles.

E-books on EbscoHost (formerly NetLibrary)

This collection contains over 150,000 full-length e-books in virtually every academic discipline, with significant representation in history. The database allows for searching within the text of the books as well as title and subject searching.

JSTOR (Arts & Science I, II, III, & V)

JSTOR provides access to back issues of important journals in the arts and sciences. The library currently has access to four of their arts and science collections. Subject areas covered include: humanities, social sciences, business, music, and language.

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Expanded Academic ASAP

Expanded Academic is a multi-disciplinary database of journal articles, with over 2,000 journals not represented in other library databases.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

This collection of electronic reference works includes several important encyclopedias related to European history.

Recommended Free Databases and Internet Sources:

Avalon Project (Document Archive)
Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

Digital Book Index
Links to thousands of full-text digital books from commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. Most of these books, texts, and documents are free.

Directory of Open Access Journals
Full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.

Google Books
Access part or all of hundreds of thousands of books from university library collections. Google books can also be a great way to search inside books held in the Archibald Library's print collection.

Google Scholar
Access scholarly literature in various forms including journal articles and conference papers.
Also track citations of specific works.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
Digitized book and journal content including both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as various public libraries.

Internet History Sourcebooks (Document Archive)
A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts.

JURN
A directory of open access journals and journals providing free access to their online archives.

Open Library
An open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Perseus Digital Library
An online library that covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world.

Project Gutenberg (Document Archive)
Thousands of public domain ebooks (copyright free).

World History of Science Online
A free resource for scholars worldwide. It is meant to give scholars basic information about current activities in the field of history of science and technology.