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World Civilizations: 1500 to Present


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Daily Life Online

Full-text of Greenwood's Daily Lives Through History monographic series. Provides information regarding the daily lives of people from civilizations and cultures of the past. Coverage includes ancient, medieval, and modern civilizations.   More Info

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Historical Abstracts

Historical research database that provides coverage from over 2,000 scholarly journals.   More Info

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JSTOR

Full-text periodical database that provides coverage from over 450 scholarly journals. Subject coverage includes anthropology, archaeology, classics, history, and other areas related to the study of world civilizations.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

Academic Search Complete

"Multidisciplinary periodical database, including scholarly materials related to world history"   More Info

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ARTstor Digital Archive Collection

Digital archive collection containing nearly one million images and associated catalog data from historic art and architecture collections worldwide.   More Info

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Dictionary of the History of Ideas

Guide to the history of ideas in human history. Subject coverage includes sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

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Exploring Ancient World Cultures

Online course supplement that includes guide to Internet sources on ancient and medieval civilizations and cultures.

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HAPI Online

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodical Index) contains over 275,000 complete bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 400 key social science and humanities journals published throughout the world about Central and South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, the border between the United States and Mexico, and Hispanics in the United States.   More Info

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HyperHistory Online

Online version of the World History Chart. Provides a dynamic chronology of world history, including culture, events, politics, religion, and science.

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Librarians' Internet Index: History

Index to authoritative Internet sources selected by librarians. Includes chronologies, cultures, maps, primary sources, and more.

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MasterFILE Premier

Multidisciplinary periodical database that covers broad areas of history and world civilizations   More Info

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NYPL Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 450,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.

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Periodicals Index Online

Index to over 3,000 academic and popular periodicals published from 1770 to the present. Subject coverage includes anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, ancient civilizations, area studies, and history.   More Info

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Project Muse

Full-text periodical database that provides coverage from over 100 scholarly journals. Subject coverage includes anthropology, cultural studies, history, and other areas related to the study of world civilizations.   More Info

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Voice of the Shuttle

Annotated guide to Internet sources on world history and world cultures.

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Wilson Biographies

Provides biographical information about more than 38,000 persons from a wide range of fields including writers, musicians, composers, film directors, and Nobel laureates   More Info

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World Civilizations WWW Resources

Comprehensive web guide to resources for world history and world civilizations

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World Civilizations: An Internet Classroom and Anthology

Internet sources selected by faculty for the World Civilizations course. Sources indexed by civilizations, cultures, geographic regions, religions, and time periods.

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WWW VL History Central Catalogue

Comprehensive web guide to resources for world history and world civilizations.

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Primary Source Materials

AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive

Historical and contemporary photographs dated back to the 19th century, audio files dated back to the 1920s, and graphics dated back to 1999.   More Info

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Avalon Project at Yale Law School Library

Historical documents from many time periods, and from around the world. Subject coverage includes law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government.

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Internet History Sourcebooks Project

Full-text historical documents in subject areas of ancient history, medieval studies, modern history, Africa, East Asia, India, Islamic history, Jewish history, the history of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transsexuals, women's studies, global studies, and the history of science.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art: Timeline of Art History

Comprehensive guide to art history. Coverage includes all time periods and areas of the world. Information indexed by historical time periods, geographical areas, artistic genres, artistic subjects, and individual artists.

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Perry-Castenada Library Map Collection: Historical Maps

Digital library collection of historical maps. Coverage includes all areas of the world from ancient and modern time periods

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World Civilization Virtual Library

Guide to Internet sources for ancient and modern civilizations and cultures. Content organized by geographic regions and significant historical eras.

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Chronicle of the World

UNDERGRAD-SCI/ENGR Reference D11 .C56 1996


Chronology of the Modern World

UNDERGRAD-SCI/ENGR Reference D209 .W59 1994b


Chronology of World History

UNDERGRAD-SCI/ENGR Reference D11 .M39 1999


Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century World History

UNDERGRAD-SCI/ENGR Reference D286 .D53 1994


Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century World History

UNDERGRAD-SCI/ENGR Reference D356 .D53 1994


Dictionary of Twentieth-Century World History

Access through Internet in Oxford Reference Online


Encyclopedia of Africa South of the Sahara

UNDERGRAD-SCI/ENGR Reference DT351 .E53 1997


Encyclopedia of Asian History

UNDERGRAD-SCI/ENGR Reference DS31 .E53 1988


History Writing Resources Center

Information on writing a history paper, reviewing an article or a book, reading and writing about primary sources, and citing various formats.

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Modern Islamic World

LOCKWOOD Reference DS35.53 .O95 2001


Reference Universe

Concise, scholarly, encyclopedic information on all subject areas. Contains indexes from over 4,000 reference books, including subject encyclopedias.   More Info

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