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Background Information

Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Fully integrated and cross-searchable collection of over 135 academic dictionaries providing short-entry content, as well as many of Oxford’s encyclopedias and companions and other scholarly works.

Bibliography

American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature
Print Location: Ref D20 .A43x 1995
 

Databases

PAIS International Restricted Resource
1915-present. Index of scholarly and non-scholarly articles, books, government documents, reports, and more, covering global public policy and social issues, from the Public Affairs Information Service.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Includes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations and offers full-text access to many resources.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

Historical Texts

Google Book Search
Provides full-text of many books no longer under copyright, and allows searching of the contents of many more titles.

Library Catalogs

Center for Research Libraries
Includes collections of primary source material such as newspapers, pamphlets, and government reports. Many collections are digitized; other materials may be ordered through ILL and will typically arrive in about three days.
Gallica: Bibliothèque Numérique
The online catalog for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France includes digitized versions of over 2 million texts, documents, and periodicals.
WorldCat Restricted Resource
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.

Primary Sources

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) Restricted Resource
1701-1800. Digitized copies of 138,000 English-language titles and editions published primarily in the United Kingdom and the Americas. Includes books, broadsides, Bibles, tract books, sermons, and printed ephemera.
History of France: Primary Documents
Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations.

Data and Statistics

International Historical Statistics: Europe, 1750-2000
Print Location: Burling Reference HA 1107 .M5 2003

Reference Resources

Grove Music Online Restricted Resource Resource contains audio
Online resource for music research, featuring the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, The Grove Dictionary of American Music, and The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. A version is also available in print at Burling reference.

Web sites

Bibliotheque nationale de France: Gallica
Access to 90,000+ digitized texts
French History Online
A guide to internet resources for the study of French history.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Collection of primary sources of historic documents from the early modern period to the present for both Europe and the Americas. Includes links to other sources of information on modern history, on the nature of historiography, and links to maps, images, and music.
WWW Virtual Library:History
This is the central catalogue for the WWW-VL network of indexes to Historical materials on-line. It is intended for general public use, but its coverage and selection of sites concentrates on creating a facility useful for those pursuing historical research on-line. An extremely comprehensive index of links, it covers nearly every geographic area and many subjects

Style and Citation Guides

Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: Chicago/Turabian Style
This style guide contains information on the Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation. These resources follow the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, which was issued in September 2010.
Chicago Manual of Style
Print Location: Perm Reserve Z253 .U69 2010
The style manual commonly used for History.
RefWorks
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
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To locate primary source material, use the terms "sources," "case studies," "personal narratives," "correspondence" or "diaries" in your search.