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Guide to library resources for history

Key Resources in this Guide

Articles from journals.   JSTOR is the most popular and comprehensive of our resources for scholarly articles in history and related disciplines.

Books at Snell Library.  Search in Scholar One Search, limiting your search to "Library Catalog."

Beyond Snell Library. WorldCat allows you to search and order materials on interlibrary loan, from libraries across North America.

Encyclopedia articles.  Search Cambridge Histories Online for scholarly overviews.

Social Sciences Citation Index and Humanities Citation Index. Part of Web of Science, allows citation tracking for examining citing and cited works in scholarly publications. Find widely-cited works, high-impact journals using this database.

The NU Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a shared national repository of primary source material.  For more information about CRL and how to use their collections please visit the CRL Guide

Finding books in Snell Library

For books, print and electronic, owned by Northeastern University Libraries, search Scholar OneSearch by author, title, or keyword.  Or, browse the print collection on the 3rd floor by call number. 

               General History                 D1-D1075

               European History               DA1-DR2285

               Middle East &  South Asia   DS1-DS495

               East Asian History              DS501-DS937

               African History                   DT1-DT671

               US History                        E1-F975

               Canadian History               F1001-F1140

               Latin American History        F1201-F3799

3rd floor reference books include specialized history encyclopedias, dictionaries, and biographical listings.

For finding and requesting books unavailable at Snell Library, please check WorldCat Local.

Note: See the tab above for finding history books on the web.