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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

U.S. History in Context

Women in World History
REF HQ 1115 .W6 1999

Primary Sources

Ancestry Library Edition (SMC students, faculty & staff)

National Security Archive

Archives Unbound
Topically-focused digital collections of historical documents: 

Milestone Documents in World History

London Low Life

Queen Victoria's Journals

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
Legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world.

State Papers Online: Government of Britain 1509-1714

The Avalon Project (Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy)

Vital Speeches of the Day: 1934-Present

Historical Newspapers and Magazines

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1-5 (1684-1912)
Access to more than 6,500 historical magazine and journal titles.

American Periodicals Series Online: 1740-1940's
Access to over 1500 American magazines and journals published between 1740 - 1940. Note: most of the content spans between 1740-1900.

Early American Newspapers: 1690-1876
Full text historical American newspaper titles from 23 states and the District of Columbia.

Historical Newspapers New York Times (1851-2013) and Washington Post (1877-1999)

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

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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