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Credo Reference - History

is a collection of reference books related to history. Browse or search for more specific topics.

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Statesman's YearBook

The Statesman’s Yearbook is an annual hardback publication covering the politics, cultures and economies of all of the countries of the world plus major international organizations. It is authoritative and up-to-date; meticulously compiled by a dedicated in-house editorial team since 1864.

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Other Encyclopedias/Reference Sources

CQ Press Library

The definitive reference resource for research in American government, current public and international affairs, history, politics, public policy, and data analysis for the social sciences. Search or browse across all CQ Press Library collections: CQ Almanac Online, CQ Researcher Online, CQ Weekly, Political Handbook of the World, Politics in America, and Supreme Court Yearbook.

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CQ Political Reference Suite

An essential database for public and international affairs, CQ Press Political Reference Suite of Online Editions integrates many of CQ Press's acclaimed reference titles on government and politics into a user-friendly, electronic format

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Dictionary of National Biography (DNB)

It is a collection of more than 57,000 specially written biographies, which describe the lives of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond from the 4th century BC to the 21st century.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

57,000+ biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond. From the earliest times to the year 2000.

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Recommended Article Databases

These databases primarily search for articles. Books are also important sources for historical research. To find books, use the Randall Library catalog (to search books and ebooks at Randall Library) and WorldCat FirstSearch (to search books worldwide). 

If you are looking for primary sources, be sure to look for the link to that guide under Related Guides to the right.

America: History & Life

America: History & Life provides a robust source of information focusing on the history and life of the United States and Canada. Selective indexing includes over a thousand journals dating back over 55 years.

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Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) focusing on the 15th century forward, including art history, world history, military history, women's history, history of education, foreign languages and literatures, and more.

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JSTOR

Scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences. 

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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, to high quality humanities, arts, art history, creative writing, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, religion, theatre, and social sciences journals from scholarly publishers.

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Iter: gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Contains electronic resources for the study and teaching of Medieval and Renaissance studies.

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Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences—including anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, family studies, foreign languages and literatures, history, law, music, performing arts, theatre and much more.

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Historical Statistics of the United States

This five-volume reference work reflects thirty years of new data and scholarship. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.

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Search the Library Catalog

Books and print materials such as government documents can be found using the Library Catalog.

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Browse for Books by Call Number

The Library of Congress call number ranges for History are C-F. Click on the links below for more specific subjects.

When you know what call numbers you want to examine, go to the corresponding area of the library to browse for books.

Don't forget to also search our library catalog so you don't miss out on ebooks. Or, search WorldCat FirstSearch to find books (and primary sources) outside of our library collection. 

Searching Beyond Randall Library

is a guide to searching beyond Randall Library for hard-to-find items.

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Other History Research Guides

is a list of all the research gudes for history. 

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- More guides created by UNCW librarians on more specific research topics.

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