Major Research Tools

Historical Abstracts

Index
Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1954 to present

Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.


Other Suggested Research Tools

Gale Primary Sources

Full-Text

Coverage: 1604-2008

Research environment for finding primary sources. Currently searches across four platforms: 17th & 18th Burney Collection of newspapers; Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO); The Times of London Digital Archive 1785-2008; and The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.


Historic Documents

Full-Text

Coverage: 1972-2015

Annual collection of primary sources covering significant events of the year. Includes materials such as speeches, international agreements, and reports from governments, NGOs, and other organizations. Each document is preceded by an introduction providing context and background.


History Research Tools - Europe (General)

Gateway

Skillman library's links to major indexes and full-text collections covering multiple periods of European history.


London Times Digital Archive

Full-Text
Coverage: 1785-1985

Electronic edition of The Times of London. To search three English news databases at once, use the Gale NewsVault. To simultaneously search this resource along with The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, Eighteenth Century Collections Online Vols. I & II, and the 17th & 18th Burney Collection of newspapers, use the Artemis Primary Sources search interface.


Specialized Collections

1914-1918-Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Reference

Online reference work on World War One with contributions from historians and researchers from many countries.


Compact Memory: Internet Archive of Jewish Periodicals

Full-Text

Digital archive of German-language Jewish newspapers and periodicals,  ca. 1768 - 1938, in Germany, Austria, and elsewhere in Central Europe.  Covers religious, political, social, cultural, and academic aspects of Jewish life.


German Propaganda Archive

Full-Text

Collection of Nazi and East German propaganda in translation. Provided by Calvin College.


Hemeroteca Digital

Full-Text

Digitized Spanish-language periodicals from the 19th century through the 1930s. Most titles are from Spain, but some are from other Spanish speaking countries. From the National Library of Spain.


Histpop - The Online Historical Population Reports Website

Data

Detailed population data for the British Isles from 1801 to 1937. Includes data on births, marriages, and deaths, plus supplementary essays.


Hoover Political Poster Database

Large collection of political posters from around the world, mainly from the 20th century. Useful for the study of the psychology and techniques of propaganda.


National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books

Full-Text

Collection of declassified United States government documents on foreign affairs and national security since World War II. Documents are grouped by topic or region of the world and cover nuclear history, U.S. intelligence and government secrecy, humanitarian interventions, the 9/11 attacks, and more.


Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security

Full-Text

Primary document collections related to the development of NATO and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, their mutual threat perceptions, and military plans.


Spanish Civil War Collection

Full-Text

Digitized primary sources from UCSD's Mandeville Special Collections Library, including posters, stamps, ephemera, children's drawings, postcards, and photographs from the Spanish Civil War.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Full-Text

Online exhibitions plus full-text Holocaust Encyclopedia containing articles on Holocaust-related topics. Includes testimonies, documents, historic images, and film clips.


Wilson Center Digital Archive

Full-Text

Declassified historical materials from archives around the world covering the Cold War, Korea, and nuclear proliferation.


World War I Document Archive

Full-Text

Collection of primary documents relating to World War I. From the BYU Library.


World War II Resources

Full-Text

Collection of primary source materials documenting the diplomatic and military activities of some of the war's major combatants. Includes links to other sites containing similar material.


Yad Vashem Holocaust Resource Center

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Extensive website featuring primary and secondary source material related to the Holocaust, including German government documents and speeches, victims' diaries and letters, photos, digital exhibitions, thematic bibliographies, and a victims' names database.