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Guide to History Research
Welcome to the History Research Guide! The information here will help direct you to key resources, important databases, and helpful reference works for your research.
Get background information to start your research on nearly any topic, from art to medicine, psychology to history, and technology to literature. Search general and subject-specific encyclopedias, dictionaries (including bilingual and biographical dictionaries), thesauri, and books of quotations.
Contains hundreds of subject dictionaries and other reference works, including more than 30 in history. These reference works give reliable background information and first-step bibliographies for subjects from the ancient world to the present.
Find articles and ebooks on history topics in these databases:
Academic Search Ultimate
Search academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos covering virtually every discipline from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.
ACLS Humanities Ebook (HEB)
ACLS Humanities Ebook (HEB) is an ebook collection of over 5,700 titles in the humanities and related social sciences. The titles are curated by scholars and learned societies and include many prize-winning works.
Over 275,000 ebook titles in all academic subject areas. Includes scholarly reference and professional works from leading university, academic, and professional publishers. Downloading is not required to view ebooks. Now includes the EBSCO eBook Academic Collection, as of March 2021.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust offers access to millions of titles digitized from academic and research library collections from around the world. Full-text of works that are out of copyright or in the public domain are available for viewing or searching. The items are also in Google Books but have greater availability and searchability via HathiTrust.
JSTOR contains the full backfiles of journals from their first issue up to the most recent 2 - 5 years. Current or recent articles typically not available. U.S. articles published before 1923 are freely available regardless of subscription. CBU subscribes to Arts & Sciences collections I-IV and VII, and the Sustainability collection.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, CBU has free access to all JSTOR archive journal collections until June 30, 2023.
JSTOR - Reveal Digital: Independent Voices
Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from various special collections. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.