Scholar OneSearch: print, e-books, journals (and more) at the Northeastern Libraries
WorldCat Local: books, journals, etc.. at libraries in North America and beyond. Links to ILL ordering.
Snell History Stacks (Level 3)
General/Methods D 1- 1075
Germany/Holocaust DD 253-256
Ancient Greece DF 10-289
Soviet Union & Russia DK
Middle East DS 1-DS 495
South Asia DS 331-500
East Asia DS 501- 937
Southeast Asia DS 520-560
United States E
Colonial America E 100-300
US Civil War E 456-655
US Local/Regional F 1 - 1000 (New England F 1- 15)
Canada F 1001 - 1140
Latin America F 1201 - 3799
Background: encyclopedias, dictionaries, data
Britannica Academic (NU Only) has article-length overviews. They may require updating with news searches.
Cambridge Histories Online (NU Only) e-books that provide scholarly overviews on different regions of the world.
Historical Statistics of the United States (NU Only) An update and expansion of summary census data: labor, law enforcement, population, military, and much more.
International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Science (NU Only) based on topic rather than country or time period, useful for
Oxford Bibliographies (NU Only) provides annotated bibliographies of common history topics
Oxford English Dictionary (NU Only) get definitions and history of words and phrases ("Jim Crow", "genocide", "antinomian", etc)
JSTOR (NU Only) is the most popular and comprehensive of our resources for scholarly articles in history and related disciplines.
Anthrosource (NU Only) search for all books and journal articles in anthropology
Social Sciences Citation Index and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science), (NU Only) allows citation tracking for examining citing and cited works in scholarly publications. Find widely-cited works, high-impact journals using this database.
People and Biography
American National Bibliography Online (NU Only) short biographies of American men and women who have shaped our history
Biography in Context (NU Only) Journal articles about famous people; international in scope
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (NU Only) short biographies of people who have shaped the history of Great Britain
Archives and Primary Sources
See the tabs along the top of this guide for regions and topics.
ArchiveGrid: shows which North American libraries have archives and manuscripts on your topic, locale, organization, or individual. This is a way of finding printed and handwritten original documents and artifacts.
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL), is a shared repository of primary source material including historic newspapers and magazines and international documents. Some is digitized, some can be sent to you in print using interlibrary loan.
Empire Online (NU Only) is a digital library of primary source materials related to the history of empires from 1607. The focus is on essays and grey literature such as travel writings, missionary reports, maps and drawings, and less on official reports. There are some secondary sources including chronologies and scholarly essays.
History Vault (NU Only) complete digitized archival collections on US history, mostly from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, notably NAACP papers, records on the Woman Suffrage movement, oral histories from Ellis Island, and various government commissions.