Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014
If you're writing a research paper about a topic related to European History, consult this guide for suggestions on where to look for sources, how to evaluate scholarly vs. popular, and how to cite sources.
These are the most widely-used research databases in European History:
- Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Major index to over 2,000 international journals, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except United States and Canada. Covers topics from 1450 (i.e. the Renaissance) to the present. Indexes publications published from 1955 to current.
Full-text archive of over 1000 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. For off-campus access, enter your Middlebury username and password when prompted. Shortcuts: go/jstor
(on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/jstor
(off campus). All Middlebury alumni can access our JSTOR archived journals, dating up to five years ago. To access JSTOR for Middlebury alumni visit http://go.middlebury.edu/jstoralum
- MIDCAT (Library Catalog)
Search for books, ebooks, DVDs, music, government documents, and other resources in the Middlebury library collection. Includes primary and secondary sources. Does not contain news and journal articles.
Summon is our newest and most effective tool for searching many resources at once, so we’ve put it right at the center of the library home page
(look for the “Summon” tab in the “Library Quick Search” box
). Summon searches most library resources including MIDCAT, full-text newspapers and journals, and most of our library databases. Read more about it in the LIS blog
. Watch a video tutorial
Use this union catalog of over 40 million books, documents, reports, and media from libraries worldwide to identify books to request via InterLibrary Loan. If we don't own the book and you want to borrow it from another library, click on the ILL icon from the record. (OCLC)
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