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Reference Sources

Credo Reference - History
Search History encyclopedias and dictionaries

American Decades
REF E 169.12 .A419 1994 (print copy)

Dictionary of the Middle Ages
REF D 114 .D5 1982

Europe Since 1945: an Encyclopedia
REF D 1051 .E873 2001

Encyclopedia of Asian History
REF DS 31 .E51 1988

Dictionary of American History
REF E 174 .D52 2003

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History
REF E 185.E54 2006

Encyclopedia of African-American History
REF E 185 .E545 2006

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture
REF F 1406 .E53 1996

Women in World History
REF HQ 1115 .W6 1999

Primary Sources

Ancestry Library Edition (SMC students, faculty & staff)

Archives Unbound
Topically-focused digital collections of historical documents: 

The Early Republic:  Critical Editions on the Founding of the United States
Documents the actions, debates, and thoughts of the First Federal Congress (1789-1791) and its members

Milestone Documents in World History

London Low Life

Queen Victoria's Journals

State Papers Online: Government of Britain 1509-1714

Vital Speeches of the Day

Historical Newspapers and Magazines

American Periodicals Series Online (1740-1940's)

Early American Newspapers (1690-1876)

Historical Newspapers New York Times (1851 to 4 years ago) and Washington Post (1877 to 17 years ago)

Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-1985

Reader's Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)

Chronicling America: Historical American Newspapers
Access selected digitized American newspapers from 1836-1922 or search the US Newspaper Directory, 1690-present.

Web Sources

Library of Congress Digital Collections
Primary documents in American History from the Library of Congress.

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library

African-American Resources (New York University)

Early Americas Digital Archive

European History Primary Sources

Internet History Sourcebooks (Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and more)

Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC)

Milestone Documents in American History
100 key primary source documents from the National Archives.

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Search or browse the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) on selected topics to find digital images. Other search interfaces available include Access to Archival Databases and the Online Public Access Catalog.

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