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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.

  • Home - New researcher?   Start here.
  • Books - Find books on your topic both here at Midd and beyond.
  • Articles -  Suggestions on where to search for peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles
  • Reference Sources - Atlases, biographical information, chronologies, country information, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and statistics
  • Newspapers
  • Primary Sources - Created at the time of an event or time period, primary sources may include newspaper and magazine articles, memoirs, letters, and more.
  • Web Resources
  • More - More research help
  • Cite it! - Get writing tips, find citation help, and learn how to avoid plagiarism

    Not Sure Where to Start?

    These are the most widely-used research databases in European History:

    • Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)  Icon
      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.
    • JSTOR All Collections  Icon
      Full-text archive of over 1000 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. “JSTOR All Collections” includes all JSTOR collections to which Middlebury subscribes. Shortcuts: go/jstor (on campus), (off campus). All Middlebury alumni can access our JSTOR archived journals, dating up to five years ago. To access JSTOR for Middlebury alumni visit
    • MIDCAT
      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  Icon
      Summon searches almost all of our library resources including MIDCAT, full-text newspapers and journals, and most of our library databases. Read more about it at What's Summon, or watch a video tutorial.
    • WorldCat
      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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