Ancient and Medieval History (through 1450) Resources (all)

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Your shortcut for research in History is the History Portal.

It connects you to pages that will help you find background sources, books, articles, and primary sources for all historical periods.
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Articles (from journals)

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Users will need to create a free individual account to use the advanced features. An index with abstracts to scholarly work covering all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity... [more info]
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The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) provides historical data on the British Isles from 55BC to present.  Secondary sources only. [more info]
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Indexes articles in the subjects of gerontology, history, international relations, journalism, law, linguistics, and many more subjects. [more info]
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Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews on Islam. [more info]
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Full online text and images for back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, etc. [more info]
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An index with abstracts and some full text covering all subjects, including humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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Books / Book Chapters

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Users will need to create a free individual account to use the advanced features. An index with abstracts to scholarly work covering all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity... [more info]
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The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) provides historical data on the British Isles from 55BC to present.  Secondary sources only. [more info]
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Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews on Islam. [more info]
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JMU Library Catalog is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
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Interface change coming soon! The FirstSearch platform will transition to WorldCat Discovery on December 31, 2015. Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]
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Maps and Atlases

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DARMC offers GIS mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. [more info]
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Primary Sources

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Abzu guides the user to data on the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean world... [more info]
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Image database containing over 1 million images in subject areas such as art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, world history, literature and more. [more info]
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Online guide to medieval studies, with links to primary and secondary sources. [more info]
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A collection of primary source material containing over three thousand pages of medieval texts.
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Searchable full-text collections, in English and/or Latin, of the writings of philosophers and theologians from antiquity into the 20th century. [more info]
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Classical Greek, Roman, and English Renaissance texts, plays, architectural sources, photos, etc [more info]
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Reference Information

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Online access to Bibliographic Index is no longer available.  Print volumes for 1937-2008 (v.1-48) are available in Carrier Library. Please stop by the public service desk for assistance with retrieval. [more info]
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A collection of full-text reference books in history. [more info]
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Cambridge Histories Online provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.
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Guide to Reference will become open access in February 2016. No longer updated after January 31, 2016. A selective guide of reference sources, organized by academic discipline. [more info]
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Find subject specific lists of scholarly articles in Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO).  Each research guide in OBO provides an introduction to the topic and annotated bibliographic lists of books and articles recommended by scholars in the field. [more info]
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Database of full-text scholarly reference books on all subjects. [more info]
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Search most of JMU's reference collection for background articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc. [more info]
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Websites

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Abzu guides the user to data on the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean world... [more info]
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Online guide to medieval studies, with links to primary and secondary sources. [more info]
 
 

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