History & Political Science

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Online Encyclopedias

  • History Research Center
    A collection of five databases covering different topics (African-American history, American history, American Indian history, Ancient and Medieval history and Modern history) from an extensive collection of reference sources.
  • History (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    A collection of 45 subject specific history encyclopedias covering various periods, cultures and topics Searchable individually or altogether.

Key Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
    Multidisciplinary database with over 700 history-related journals, some full text and many peer-reviewed.
  • ProQuest: History
    Covers all periods and events for researchers on all levels.

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Other Resources

  • ArchiveGrid
    Search through historical records, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.
  • Clase Periodica
    Over 450,000 citations from scholarly Latin American journals; most entries are in Spanish, though some are in Portuguese, French and English. Full text not included, but may be available through other sources.
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
    Includes Humanities Index, which has coverage of history journals, with some full text.
  • PAIS International & PAIS Archive
    Database chronicling the world's public affairs, public and social policies, international relations, and world politics.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: History
    Over 1 million downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics, including history and political science.
  • ProQuest Political Science
    Access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles.
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (WPSA)
    Database providing indexing and abstracts to international literature of political science, international relations, international law and public administration/policy.

Citing Sources


Books related to history have call numbers in the 900's; these can be found on the upper floor, left side. Politics and Government are in the 300's, located on upper floor, right side. Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room.