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World History   Tags: global_studies, history, world_history  

A guide to scholarly research on the history of the world.
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    Finding books for starting your research


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    Primary Documents

    Primary documents in databases &
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    Citation Guidelines

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    Reference Sources

    Electronic Reference:

    • Biography in Context- Provides full-text biographies of individuals.

    • Credo Reference- Hundreds of reference books (encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations) from over 70 academic publishers.

    • Oxford Digital Reference Shelf: From 1750 to the present, including social, economic, cultural and politica topics, maritime history, Byzantium, the Renaissance, and Economic history spanning all periods of human history.
    • Sage Reference  Offers access to 72 encyclopedias online in a variety of subjects.

    Print Reference:

    American Historical Association's guide to historical literature
    ASU Reference | Z6201 .A55 1995
    The third edition of this classic work. It lists books on many various topics in its two volumes. Organized by topic and area.

    Atlas of the classical world
    ASU Reference Atlases | DE29 .H463
    Atlases organize information geographically, and this atlas of the classic world is an excellent example.

    Dictionary of National Biography (60 vols.)
    ASU Reference | DA28 .O95 2004
    Authoritative biographies of 50,000 people who shaped the history of Britain from the earliest times to the present.

    Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
    ASU Reference  CB361 .E52 1999

    Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life
    ASU Reference | GT31 .G74 2004
    A six volume work that approaches daily living thematically and chronologically and has worldwide coverage. Features include primary documents, illustrations, maps, concept maps, and chronologies.
    See online version: Greenwood Digital Collection Online
    Click on the letter "D" to get to the Daily Life Collection.

    International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia & Oceania, 1750-2000
    ASU Reference | HA 4675.M552 2003
    Arranged geographically and provides historical statistics for some of the following categories: population, labour force, agriculture, industry and education.

    International Historical Statistics: Europe, 1750-1993
    ASU Reference | HA1107.M5 1998
    Arranged geographically and provides historical statistics for some of the following categories: population, labour force, agriculture, industry and education.

    Navigating world history : historians create a global past / Patrick Manning
    ASU Main Stacks | D21.3 .M285 2003
    List of reference sources organized by LC Classification with an index to authors and titles.

    Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy
    ASU Main Stacks HF1373 .P75 2009

    Renaissance and Reformation
    ASU Reference | CB359 .R455 2007
    Six volume, eclectic, well-researched set organized by theme, such as "Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture," "Daily Life," "Politics and Economics," or "Wars and Battles."

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