Historical Research Sources

by Teresa Eckford

Depending on the library, these books may be in either the Reference section or in the main collection:

Ariès, Philippe and Duby, Georges (General Editors). A History of Private Life. Volumes 1-5. Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press Call # GT2400.H5713

  • Volume 1 - Paul Veyne (Ed.) From Pagan Rome to Byzantium
  • Volume 2 - Georges Duby (Ed.) Revelations of the Medieval World
  • Volume 3 - Roger Chartier (Ed.) Passions of the Renaissance
  • Volume 4 - Michelle Perrot et al From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War
  • Volume 5 - Anotoine Prost et al Riddles of Identity in Modern Times

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Benjamin, Jules R. A Student's guide to history. 7th ed. Boston, Bedford. 1998 Call # D16.3.B4 1998

Boyd. Kelly (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing. Chicago. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishing. 1999 Call # D14.E58 (2 vols)

Brundage. Anthony. Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing (2nd Edition). Wheeling, Illinois. Harlan Davidson. Inc.. 1997 (1989) Call # D16.B893 1997

Chambers, R. (Ed.). The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in connection with the Calendar. London. W&R Chambers. 1866 Call # DA110.C5 (2 volumes)

Frick, Elizabeth. History: illustrated search strategy and sources. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor, Mich., Pierian Press. 1995 (Rev. ed. of: Library research guide to history.) Call # D16.F87 1995

Harbottle. Thomas Benfield. A Dictionary of Historical Allusions. Detroit. Gale Research Company. 1968 (London. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Ltd.. 1904) Call # D9.H26 1968

Harvey, Charles. Databases in historical research; theory, methods and applications. New York. St. Martin's Press. 1996 Call # D16.12.H37

Howat. GMD (Gen Ed). Taylor. AJP (Advisory Ed). Dictionary of World History. Toronto. Nelson. 1973 Call # D9.D48

Langer. William L. An Encyclopedia of world history, ancient, medieval, and modern. Boston. Mass.. Houghton Mifflin. 1968 Call # D21.L27 1968

Marius, Richard. A Short guide to writing about history. 2nd ed. New York. HarperCollins. 1995 Call # D13.M294 1995

Northey, Margot. Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research, Writing and Style. 2nd Edition. Toronto. Oxford University Press. 1993 Call # LB2369.N67 1993

Palmer. Alan and Veronica. A Dictionary of Historical Quotations. London. Paladin Books. 1985 (1976) Call # D9.P35 1985

Richardson. R.C.. The Study of History: A Bibliographical Guide. Manchester. Manchester University Press. 1988 Call # D13.BiblR53

Roberts, John M. History of the World. New York. Oxford University Press. 1993 Call # D20.R65

Thomas, Hugh. World History; The Story of Mankind from Prehistory to the Present. New York. Harper Collins. 1996 (Rev ed of: A History of the World) Call # D20T585 1996

Trinkle. Dennis A.. Writing, teaching, and researching history in the electronic age; historians and computers. Armonk. N.Y.. M.E. Sharpe. 1998 Call # D16.W95

Woolf. D.R. (Ed.). A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing. New York. Garland Publishing. Inc.. 1998 Call # D13.G47 (2 volumes)

 

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