Web Campus








Follow gbclibrary on Twitter

facebook logo

campus

Library

Library

Library

library entrance

Only Search GBC Library

World History Subject Guide

Databases

 

Access World News - NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers in full-text content -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.

JSTOR

This database is unique because the complete archives of core scholarly journals have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800's. New titles and fields are being added regularly. Scholarly journal archive - it is NOT a current issue database.

Access World News - NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers in full-text content -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.

SIRS

A comprehensive database portal which is comprised of several distinct reference databases including SIRS Researcher, SIRS Governement Reporter and SIRS Renaissance. It provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities.

World News Digest - Facts on File

World News Digest brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts on File World News Digest in print. This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly and contains more than 1 million internal hyperlinks and convenient new features such as tabbed search results. It covers all major political, social and economic events since November 1940.

 

Back to Top

eBooks

 

Credo Reference

Over 1200 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

Crime and Punishment Around the World

Explores crime and punishment throughout the world through the eyes of leading experts, local authors and scholars, and government officials.

Dictionary of Byzantium

With more than 5,000 entries by an international group of eminent historians, this is the standard research tool on 1,100 years of Byzantine history.

Dictionary of the Renaissance

This dictionary provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe.

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

This dictionary contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars, this encyclopedia goes far beyond the records of archaeology to make available what we know about the full social, political, religious, cultural and artistic legacy of the 5,000-year old civilization.

Encyclopedia of European Social History

The Encyclopedia of European Social History covers all aspects of European social history from the Renaissance to the present. This six-volume reference includes more than 230 articles, ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 words, on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Islam and the Muslim World looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Covering the "long" Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from discussions of mercantilism and democracy to the battlefield to the dissemination of ideas in salons and coffeehouses.

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

This 2-vol. set encompasses nearly two decades of American history, beginning with the farm crisis of the mid-1920s, through the 1929 stock market crash, the gradual recovery during the 1930s with Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and World War II. This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia features entries on depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society and culture

Encyclopedia of the Reformation

This reference is the definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the fact of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature.

History in Dispute

Each volume contains roughly 50 entries, chosen by an advisory board of historians and academics. Entries begin with a brief overview summarizing the controversy. This introduction is followed by two or more signed point-counterpoint essays of 1,500 to 2,000 words each. Features include excerpts from primary source documents to illuminate the viewpoints presented with each entry; photographs and drawings of individuals, sites, objects or documents pertinent to the event or topic; and a chronological list of events. 

World History Encyclopedia

Focuses on specific themes of human development across cultures era by era, providing the most in-depth, expansive presentation available of the development of humanity from a global perspective.

 

Back to Top

Websites

 

Ancient History In-Depth

BBC provides video clips, images and interactive features about Ancient History.

Britannia History

The internet's most comprehensive treatment of the Times, Places, Events and People of British History. Narrative histories of England, Wales, Scotland and London, timelines, biographies, glossaries, bibliographies, historical documents, much more

eHistory

Provided by Ohio State University, this site includes a timeline, primary documents and links to other resources including eBooks.

Famous Trials

Information on famous trials.

History Guide

Topics in history from the Discovery Channel.

History.com

Covers a variety of history topics.

HistoryNet

The HistoryNet.com website contains daily features, photo galleries and over 5,000 articles originally published in our various magazines.  We have something from almost every period of history.

History World

Iinteractive narratives and timelines. Iit consists of about 300 narratives ( the alphabetical list runs from Aegean Civilization to Zoroastrianism) and some 10,000 events on searchable timelines.

Images from World History

Images from World History offers examples of premodern art and archæology the world over to support the teaching of world history

Internet Medieval Sourcebook

Project associated with Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies includes links to sources such as full-text public domain documents/books.

Places OnLine

From The Association of American Geographers. Search the world's places for access to historical information, photos and digital access links.

Portals of the World

Library of Congress portal. Search by country, then links for its history.

World History Archives

World History Archives, by Hartford Web Publishing, offers documents to support the study of world history from a working-class and non-Eurocentric perspective.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.

World History: HyperHistory

Over 3,000 files are interconnected throughout the site and include timelines, lifelines, etc.. In addition to that HyperHistory provides several hundred links to the world wide web.

World History Resources

Internet Resource Links for World History..

 

Back to Top

 

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Last update: February 5, 2014