History

Online Reference Sources

Contains all titles of the Cambridge Histories series. Topics include political, economic & regional history (ancient to modern) plus language & literature, philosophy, music, religion, science, the performing arts, etc.

Articles on African American history, literature, and culture from scholarly reference works.

A scholar-curated library of subject bibliographies in the humanities & social sciences; each entry offers a guided tour through key literature on a topic.

Review essays evaluating the current thinking on a field or topic. Articles review the key issues, reveal original arguments and concepts, and set the agenda for new research.

Reference content & commentary by renowned scholars, plus Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps & timelines. Includes Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and other core reference works on Islam.

Dictionaries

Defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600-1150 A.D.) of the English language. DOE font required for proper display, see trouble shooting.

Contains Middle English Dictionary, HyperBibliography of Middle English (listing the materials cited in the MED), and Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse (a collection of e-texts), with links to associated electronic sources.

Biographical Sources

Reliable scholarly biographies of major figures in American history.

Covers Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland.

50,000 biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the 4th century BC to the year 2001. 2nd edition, with illustrations.

1898 to present

Short biographies of Britons, and international figures, living and deceased. Links to longer articles in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Statistics & Data

Census, vital, church, court & immigration records for the US & UK, plus material on other areas. Major components: US federal census 1790-1930 (incl. manuscript returns); historical maps; Social Security Death Index; etc.

1790 to present

Data from the most recent U.S. census to the historical decennial census conducted throughout the decades.

1531 - 2000

Covers population, work & welfare, the economy, and government. Data may be downloaded and custom tables created. Includes essays, data reliability and references to secondary literature.

1790 to present

Easy access to demographic information about the U.S.