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History Resources: World History

A subject guide for people interested in accessing information about history, both American and World.

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World Wide Web Resources

Best of History Sites
Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.

World Cultures
Global Gateway is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture. The site offers more than 80 thousand digital items. In addition, it is a portal to international research centers, collections, and other resources available at the Library of Congress and through its Web site.

World History Electronic Resources

Ancient and Medieval History and Culture
This comprehensive database gives a balanced, global view of the ancient world as it explores six civilizations—Africa, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica. Spanning the period from the early Hominids 3 to 5 million years ago to flourishing cultures in 600 CE, this invaluable resource features entries that are fully hyperlinked and searchable within each database, offering an unprecedented wealth of information about these civilizations and their places in history.

History Reference Center
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History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,000 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 130 leading history periodicals, more than 59,640 historical documents, 50,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 110,200 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.  

History Resource Center: World
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History Resource Center: World seamlessly integrates 17 reference sources from Gale, Macmillan and Scribner, along with full-text articles from over 100 academic journals. Over 1,500 primary source documents, including some native language documents with new translations, from Primary Source Microfilm Collections are included, with a high percentage that never have been available electronically in the United States before. Historical news sources, 500 maps, 1,000 images, and statistical information.

Modern World History Online
World History Online is designed to adhere to the school curriculum, and content is organized by the National Standards for World History. Users will find the attractive layout, logical organization, and authoritative information unsurpassed by any online reference source. Full citations accompany each entry.

Recommended Print Sources


Daniels, Patricia & Hyslop, Stephen G. National Geographic almanac of world history Washington, DC : National Geographic, c2003. Call # R 909 DA

Encyclopedia of the Holocaust / edited by Robert Rozett, Shmuel Spector New York, NY : Facts on File, c2000. Call # R 940.53 EN

English, Edward D. Encyclopedia of the medieval world New York, NY : Facts on File, c2005. Call # R 940.103 EN

Hollingsworth, Mary Art in world history Armonk, NY : Sharpe Reference, c2004. Call # R 709 HO

Kuhlman, Erika A. A to Z of women in world history New York, NY : Facts on File, c2002. Call # R 920.72 KU

National Geographic visual history of the world Washington, DC : National Geographic Society, c2005. Call # R 902.22 NA

World monarchies and dynasties / John Middleton, editor Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, c2004. Call # R 903 WO


1001 battles that changed the course of world history / general editor : R.G. Grant New York, NY : Universe pub., c2011. Call # 355 ON

Berghorn, Detlef and Hattstein, Markus National Geographic essential visual history of the world Washington, DC : National Geographic Society, c2007. Call # 902.02 NA

Blainey, Geoffrey A short history of the world Chicago, IL : Dee, c2002. Call # 909.221 BL

Global history : cultural encounters from antiquity to the present Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, c2003. Call # 909 GL

Haugen, Peter World history for dummies Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2009. Call # 909 HA

Haywood, John The new atlas of world history : global events at a glance Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, c2011. Call # 911 HA

History : the definitive visual guide : from the dawn of civilization to the present day / editorial consultant, Adam Hart - Davis New York, NY : DK Pub., c2007. Call # 909HI

Lanning, Michael Lee The battle 100 : the stories behind history's most influential battles Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, c2003. Call # 904.7 LA

Roberts, John Morris The illustrated history of the world New York, NY : Oxford University Press, c1999. Call # 909 RO

Rosenblum, Naomi A world history of photography New York, NY : Abbeville Press, c1989. Call # 770.9 RO

Millennium, year by year New York, NY : DK Pub., 2000. Call # 902.02 MIL

World history atlas / general editor, Jeremy Black London : Dorling Kindersley Pub., c2005. Call # 911 WO

Yapp, Nicholas 100 days in photographs : pivotal events that changed the world Washington, DC : National Geographic and Getty Images, c2007. Call # 909.8 YA

Some Recommended Videos

Biblical disasters [videorecording] United States : A & E Home Video, c2012. Call # DVD 363.34 BIB

Bombing Hitler's dams [videorecording] United States : PBS Home Video, c2012. Call # DVD 940.54 BOM

Breakout from Normandy [videorecording] United States : A & E Home Video, c2012. Call # DVD 940.54 BRE

Frozen world [videorecording] : the story of the ice age United States : History, 2012. Call # DVD 551.609 FRO

The lost Atlantis [videorecording] : A & E Home Video, c2012. Call # DVD 001.94 LOS

Secrets of archaelogy. Ancient Egypt and beyond [videorecording] United States : E one, c2012. Call # DVD 932 SEC

Secrets of archaeology. Ancient Greece and beyond [videorecording] United States : E one, c2012. Call # DVD 938 SEC

Secrets of archaeology. The Roman Empire and beyond [videorecording] United States : E one, c2012. Call # DVD 937 SEC

Stalingrad [videorecording] United States : A & E Home Video, c2012. Call # DVD 940.54 STA

Titanic's final mystery [videorecording] United States : Inception Media Group, c2012. Call # DVD 910.9163 TIT

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