World History

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On the shelves

Search for keywords: Similar items will be nearby. For example, a search for Alexander the Great results in several books, located at 938.07 on the shelf. The books about him and about Greek history will be near each other on the shelf.

Electronic Books

Click on HISTORY for over 25 reference books. Sample titles: Ancient Europe, Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion,Encyclopedia of European Social History,Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, World Eras (10 volumes) and more.
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Includes Periodicals, Newspapers, Reference Books, Biographies, Primary Source Documents, Images & Videos.
Start Here icon.pngto browse World History topics. Click on the WORLD HISTORY Button (Down the page on the left side). Browse the topics.
Academic Journals and other Scholarly Resources - College level sources.
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National History Day Recommended Resources
Web Directory. Search terms: Use the person or period in which you are interested.
Browse history topics. A different approach from simply Googling your topic.
Primary documents from around the world. Browse by continent and time period.
  • Collaborative Digital Libraries - mulitmedia resources, presented bilingually between partner countries
  • Individual Digital Collections - Digital collections from around the world
Search for journal articles and legal opinions and articles. Will also search the RJ JSTOR account.
Search for books available through Google; includes full e-access to many books and limited/preview access to others. Shows library or bookseller location if you want to obtain hard copy access.
Use to find items in libraries in the area. Check out from the relevant library or order through ILL (Interlibrary loan) using SWIFT. Allow 7-10 days to receive the item via ILL.


Citation Help

For Print Books and Websites
For RJ Databases (Electronically Generated)
  • Select Cite button to the right of the article.
Scroll Down to MLA (Modern Language Association)
Cut and Paste Citation
  • Second method:
Select "print" on web page (not browser print button).
Select "print" again
Cancel print
Copy and paste citation
On same page as article, Source Citation
Copy and paste
Select View Citation
Use EasyBib Instructions to build

Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources - What's the difference?

Evaluation Tools, Citation Tools & Database Passwords

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Basic evaluation form Citing: When and Why For Home Use
Advanced evaluation form . . . . . . . . . . . . Citation examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to use Easybib