Selected Resources for: History (general aspects)

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Subject Librarian:

Rafael Tarrago

r-tarr@tc.umn.edu

This subject covers: all periods of history and all geographical areas. Other related topics are: History, African; History, East Asian; History, European; History, United States.


Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

This index provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present with over 2,000 journals including all key English-language historical journals.

Covers the world's scholarship in history from 1450 to the present.

Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective searches nearly 1200 of the most important journals in these subject areas. Updated, uniform subject headings facilitate your search, with the original subject headings also provided. Subjects Covered Include: Addiction Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Community Health & Medical Care, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, Geography, Gerontology, History, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Minority Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Planning & Public Administration, Policy Sciences, Political Science, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Welfare, Religion and Theology, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies.

The IMB is an interdisciplinary guide to the study of the Middle Ages, the period 476-1500. Geographic coverage extends across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, covering resources in over 25 languages. Note: The IMB provides downloadable software to view and print non-English diacritics and special characters.

Iter is a bibliography of over 230,000 articles and reviews drawn from over 475 medieval and renaissance journal titles.


General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for thousands of scholarly (peer-reviewed) publications.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
MasterFILE Premier, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 2,000 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for 2700 titles. This database features: 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews, 357 reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from 84,074 biographies, 86,132 full text primary source documents, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. MasterFILE Premier offers PDF backfiles as far back as 1975.

Palmer's Index to The Times 1790-1905

Subject and keyword index to The Times of London. No abstracts.


Indexes, Other

A comprehensive index to more than 12 million biographical sketches in more than 3,400 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering over 4 million contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.


Catalogs and Bibliographies

Catalogs

Search with MNCAT to find books, journals, etc. owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.


General Reference Sources

Atlases & Maps

Rand McNally atlas of world history

Times atlas of world history


Biographical Sources

Blackwell dictionary of historians

This reference work provides 50,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000.


Chronologies

Timetables of history

A horizontal linkage of people and events. New 3rd rev. ed.


Dictionaries

Dictionary of historic documents

Contains treaties, government acts, court cases, speeches, constitutions.

Dictionary of historical terms

World history : a dictionary of important people, places and events...


Directories

Directory of history departments and organizations in the US and Canada

Latest edition in Wilson Reference.


Encyclopedias

Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Also includes links to related Internet resources, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Search tip: When combining words in search, capitalize AND. For example: revolution AND 1848

Encyclopedia of Health Information Sources

Encyclopedia of world history

Ancient, medieval, and modern, chronologically arranged. 5th ed., rev. and enl. with maps and geneal. tables.


General Reference Works

Facts on File

A weekly world news digest with of important news stories, providing concise profiles of state, national, and international events; Includes a detailed name and subject index.


Guides

History 4961 section 3, Primary Sources.


Handbooks and Manuals

Reference sources in history

"Designed to provide an introduction to the major reference works for all periods of history and for all geographical areas." Preface.


Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

News Sources

Electronic Full-Text News Sources; Online newspapers; United States and international; Online Collections of Newspaper Links; Online News Services; Newspapers on CD-ROM; Newspapers in Wilson Library(print);Indexes to News Sources; Online Indexes to Articles in Newspapers and News Magazines; Guides to More Information on News Sources. (Some resources linked from this page are available only to students, faculty, and staff of the U of M unless accessing from a U of M campus library.)


Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).


Style Manuals


Writing Guides

Manual for writers of term papers, theses and dissertations

The Rhetoric Department, English Department, Center for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing and the General College Writing Center have come together to bring you writing support in one place.

Includes information on how to read primary and secondary sources; style sheets; grammar for historians; and a paper-writing checklist.


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