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History databases

Historical Abstracts
Citations and abstracts for journal articles, books and dissertations on world history from 1450 to present, 1954-present.

Core scholarly journals from a range of disciplines, dating from the earliest issue of each journal to a few years before present.

Project Muse
Scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences published by university presses; searchable by journal issue, author, and keyword, 1996-present.

Finding other scholarly and contemporaneous articles (Primary materials)

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.

Humanities International Complete
Journal articles in archaeology, classics, cultural studies, arts, philosophy, history, linguistics, and literature, plus literary magazines, 1975-present.

Early English Books Online
The 125,000 earliest books published in English, 1475-1700.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Every significant book or pamphlet printed in the UK, and English-language titles printed in America, between 1701 and 1800.

Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900   AI3.W44
Index to articles in British periodicals
Print only; shelved Reference

Nineteenth Century Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-1899
Print only; shelved in Reference    AL3.N71

Poole's Index to Periodical Literature
  AI3.P7 1802-1881
Print only; shelved in Reference

Palmer's Index to the Times newspaper, 1790-   AI21.T5,(also  T57 & T58)
The Times of London is available on microfilm, A9
Print only; in the stacks (floor 8)

Historical New York Times
The entire New York Times, searchable, in image files, from 1851 to three years ago.

Hansard Online

This site is generated from information from Hansard, the Official Report of debates in Parliament." 1803-2005.

Mt. Holyoke has Hansard and other British parliamerntary materials online.
Smith College has the Goldsmith's-Kress Library of historical economic materials online


    Books on British History

    The principle subject heading in the Five Colleges Library Catalog for British history is

    Great Britain--History. Under this "main heading" are several thousand subheadings, divided by time period and monarch.

    There are also many other relevant subject headings, such as

    Great Britain--Economic policy
    Great Britain-- Foreign relations
    Great Britain--Foreign economic relations
    Great Britain--Politics and government
    Great Britain--Commerce
    etc., etc.

    Great Britain--Board of Trade
    Great Britain--Parliament--House of Commons

    For material on British involvement in various commodities, try catalog searches such as

    Sugar Trade--West Indies
    Sugar trade--England
    Slave trade--Great Britain

    UMA WorldCat also has thousands of books, articles, websites, films, art, etc. on British history. Use Interlibrary Loan to have these materials brought here for your papers.


    Reference Resources

    The Oxford Companion to British History

    A Dictionary of British History

    Encyclopedia of European Social History

    History of World Trade Since 1450

    The following encyclopedias can be found in the Reference Stacks, Learning Commons level:

    Reader's Guide to British History  DA34.R43 2003

    Medieval England  DA129.M43 1998

    Tudor England   DA315.T753

    Britain in the Hanoverian Age  DA480.B75 1997

    Encyclopedia of the Victorian Era  DA550.E527 2004

    Who's Who in British History  DA28.W616 1998

    Collin's Encyclopedia of Scotland   DA772.C618  1994

    The Encyclopedia of Ireland  DA906.E54 2003



    Refworks logo

    RefWorks is a bibliographical management software which will help you organize your citations, articles, books, etc. paid for by the UMass Amherst Library, that the UMass Amherst community can access from the Library website. RefWorks collects, stores, and organizes citations from books, articles from databases, web sites, and other sources. RefWorks automatically converts citations into properly formatted bibliographies

    More up-to-date than using 3"x5' index cards!

    Index cards


    Mandatory style for papers

    Papers written for this class should follow the Chicago Manual of Style for footnotes and bibliography:

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