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Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks

Use encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference resources for overview articles, quick facts, and definitions.

  1. Historical Statistics of Canada
  2. The Oxford companion to Canadian history
  3. Historical Atlas of Canada Online
  4. Atlas of Canada
  5. Oxford Bibliographies Online
  6. The Oxford companion to United States history
  7. The Oxford Guide to the United States Government
  8. The Oxford companion to American military history
  9. The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military
  10. American Memory
  11. The Oxford dictionary of the Middle Ages
  12. Ancient Europe, 8000 BC to 1000 AD: An Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World
  13. Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World
  14. Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire
  15. Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction
  16. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450
  17. The Oxford companion to British history
  18. A Dictionary of British History
  19. The Oxford companion to Australian history
  20. Modern China an encyclopedia of history, culture, and nationalism /
  21. Encyclopedia of India
  22. A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
  23. A Dictionary of World History
  24. Encyclopedia of historical archaeology
  25. Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century thought
  26. Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
  27. Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
  28. The Oxford companion to military history
  29. The Reformation World

More encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks

  1. Biblioteca Virtual de Prensa Histórica
  2. A Dictionary of British Place-Names
  3. Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
  4. Dynasties of the World
  5. Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance / Cary D. Wintz, Paul Finkelman, editors.
  6. A financial history of the United States
  7. The Historical Series of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  8. The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition: An Encyclopedia
  9. The Kings & Queens of Britain
  10. New Catholic Encyclopedia
  11. Oxford Companion to Black British History
  12. Oxford Companion to Irish History
  13. Oxford Companion to Scottish History
  14. The Oxford companion to World War II
  15. The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History
  16. The Oxford dictionary of popes.
  17. Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance
  18. The Oxford encyclopedia of maritime history
  19. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation
  20. REED: Patrons and Performances Web Site
  21. The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals
  22. Who's who in gay and lesbian history from antiquity to World War II /
  23. Women during the Civil War an encyclopedia /
  24. A World History of Tax Rebellions : An Encyclopedia of Tax Rebels, Revolts, and Riots From Antiquity to the Present
  25. World War II in the Pacific an encyclopedia /

Research guides

Primary sources

  1. Early Encounters in North America ( EENA )
  2. Early Canadiana Online (ECO)
  3. Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961
  4. North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
  5. North American Women's Letters and Diaries
  6. Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Scholar's Edition
  7. State Papers Online Part I: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic
  8. State Papers Online, Part II: The Tudors: 1509 - 1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council
  9. State Papers Online Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic
  10. State Papers Online Part IV: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council
  11. Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969
  12. Electronic enlightenment
  13. Mass Observation Online, 1937-1972, British Social History from the University of Sussex
  14. British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries (BWLD)
  15. London Low Life
  16. Eighteenth Century Journals I, Newspapers and Periodicals 1693-1793
  17. Eighteenth Century Journals II, Newspapers and Periodicals 1699-1812
  18. 19th Century UK Periodicals Series 1, New Readerships
  19. Eighteenth Century Journals III, Newspapers and Periodicals 1680-1816
  20. Eighteenth Century Journals IV Newspapers and Periodicals 1708-1820
  21. 19th Century UK Periodicals Series 2, Empire
  22. Conditions & Politics in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1945
  23. Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945-1950
  24. Monumenta Germaniae Historica
  25. China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980

More primary sources

  1. The American West, Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection
  2. Early Americas Digital Archive
  3. Macmillan cabinet papers
  4. Medieval Travel Writing
  5. Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848
  6. The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
  7. Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History