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.
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.
"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
There are also many other relevant subject headings, such as
Great Britain--Board of Trade
Great Britain--Parliament--House of Commons
For material on British involvement in various commodities, try catalog searches such as
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 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!
Mandatory style for papers
Papers written for this class should follow the Chicago Manual of Style for footnotes and bibliography: