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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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An index with abstracts to more than 1,800 journals in 40 languages on world history from 1450 to the present. [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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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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An index with abstracts to more than 1,800 journals in 40 languages on world history from 1450 to the present. [more info]
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Provides the complete text of nearly 2,000 French works including classic works of French literature, non-fiction prose, and technical writing. [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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Provides digital editions of nearly all books published in Great Britain in the 18th century... [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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Images

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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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Provides digital editions of nearly all books published in Great Britain in the 18th century... [more info]
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Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. [more info]
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Letters & Diaries

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Primary source database offering women's diaries and letters... [more info]
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Maps and Atlases

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Provides digital editions of nearly all books published in Great Britain in the 18th century... [more info]
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News Articles

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A collection of English news media in the form of newspapers, pamphlets, and broadsides from the United Kingdom collected by Reverend Charles Burney. [more info]
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The British Newspaper Archive contains millions of digitized newspapers owned by the British Library.  While searching is free, there is a fee to download full text articles. JMU Libraries are not responsible for paying these fees. [more info]
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Primary Sources

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A collection of English news media in the form of newspapers, pamphlets, and broadsides from the United Kingdom collected by Reverend Charles Burney. [more info]
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Provides the complete text of nearly 2,000 French works including classic works of French literature, non-fiction prose, and technical writing. [more info]
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Primary source database offering women's diaries and letters... [more info]
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The British Newspaper Archive contains millions of digitized newspapers owned by the British Library.  While searching is free, there is a fee to download full text articles. JMU Libraries are not responsible for paying these fees. [more info]
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Provides digital editions of nearly all books published in Great Britain in the 18th century... [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]
Location: Carrier Library - Stack 2a
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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 (ALA) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 8/15/2015. No longer updated after January 31, 2016. Guide to Reference will become open access in February 2016; the link will be restored at that time. 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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Videos

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A streaming video resource containing thousands of educational videos in 8 subject areas.  Includes access to archival films and newsreels. [more info]
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