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What did your Grandparents do? A Global Exploration of Individual Life Histories: Getting Started

Background Information

Encyclopedia of World History
ancient, medieval, and modern, chronologically arranged

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

 History Reference Online
(ABC-CLIO Reference Ebooks)

Oxford Reference Online: History
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.



Use the library databases to find scholarly materials:


America: History and Life
Citations and abstracts for articles on the history of the U.S. and Canada.
Historical Abstracts
Scholarly journal articles about the history of all world areas except the U.S. and Canada.
A database of historical information about people.
City Directories
Useful to identify individuals in their communities


PAIS and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Indexes academic journal articles, book chapters, and some government documents for Public Policy and Political Science

Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a scholarly, interdisciplinary full text database.

Lexis Nexis Academic
Full text access to a wide range of U.S. and international newspapers, radio and television transcripts.


Your Librarian

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Carson Holloway
Librarian for Military History, History of Science and Technology, Britain, Ireland and Commonwealth

Perkins and Lilly Libraries