|Background Information Sources
The Blackwell Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Social Thought. William Outhwaite, Tom Bottomore, editors. Blackwell, 1993.
Main Level, Reference: R 300.3 B568B
Dictionary of German History, 1806-1945. Wilfried Fest. St. Martin's Press, 1978.
Main Level, Reference: R 943.0703 F426D
Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe: From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism. Richard Frucht, ed. Garland Pub., 2000.
Main Level, Reference: R 947.003 En19E
Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 to 2000. Peter N. Stearns, editor-in-chief Scribner, c2001. 6 volumes.
Main Level, Reference: R 306.094 En19E
v. 1. Methods and theoretical approaches -- The periods of social history -- Regions, nations, and peoples -- Europe and the world -- v. 2. Processes of social change -- Population and geography -- Cities and urbanization -- Rural life -- State and society -- v. 3. Social structure -- Social protest -- Deviance, crime, and social control -- Social problems and social reform -- v. 4. Gender -- The family and age groups -- Sexuality -- Body and mind -- Work -- v. 5. Culture and popular culture -- Modern recreation and leisure -- Religion -- Education and literacy -- Everyday life -- v. 6. Biographies -- Contributors -- Index
Encyclopedia of Russian History. James R. Millar, editor. Macmillan Reference, 2004.
Main Level, Reference:
R 947.003 En19E2 [4 vols]
An Encyclopedia of World History; Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Chronologically Arranged. Compiled and edited by William L. Langer.
Houghton Mifflin Pub., 1972.
5th ed., rev.
Main Level, Reference: R 909.002 L262E
Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism. James S. Olson, editor. Greenwood Press, 1991.
Main Level, Reference: R 903 H629H
The Hutchinson Dictionary of World History. ABC-CLIO, c1993.
Main Level, Reference: R 903 H971H
Modern Germany: An Encyclopedia of History, People, and Culture, 1871-1990. Dieter K. Buse and Juergen C. Doerr, editors. Garland Pub., 1998.
Main Level, Reference: R 943.08 M72M [2 vols]
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas Maryanne Cline Horowitz, editor in chief. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005. [ebook via Gale Virtual Reference Library]
One Europe, Many Nations: A Historical Dictionary of European National Groups. James B. Minahan. Greenwood Press, 2000.
Main Level, Reference: R 940.03 M664O
Twentieth-Century Britain: An Encyclopedia. F.M. Leventhal, editor.
Garland Pub., 1995.
Main Level, Reference: R 941.082 T918T
The Companion to British History [CREDO Reference]. Charles Arnold-Baker. Routledge Pub., 2001.
The Oxford Companion to British History [Oxford Reference Online]. John Cannon, editor. Oxford University Press, 2003.
Chronology of European History, 15,000 BC to 1997. John Powell, editor. Salem Press, 1997.
Main Level, Reference: R 940.02 C468C [3 vols]
World History in Context [Gale]
Full-text database providing a broad collection of full-text periodicals, reference works, primary documents, and scholarly analysis.
Biography in Context [Gale]
600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals.
Includes biographical articles from reference books and periodicals as well as multimedia content.
World Leaders of the Twentieth Century. Salem Press, 2000. EBSCO eBook Academic Collection.
Biographical Dictionary of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century.
Wojciech Roszkowski and Jan Kofman. M.E. Sharpe, 2008. EBSCO eBook Academic Collection.
Humanities: Documenting Sources [Research and Documentation Online], Bedford/St. Martins, 2003.
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British History Online
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EuroDocs: Online Sources for European History
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Europeana enables people to explore the digital resources of Europe's museums, libraries, archives and audio-visual collections. It promotes discovery and networking opportunities in a multilingual space where users can engage, share in and be inspired by the rich diversity of Europe's cultural and scientific heritage.
Internet Modern History Sourceook: Eastern Europe Since 1945
The Internet Modern History Sourcebook is one of a series of history primary sourcebooks. This series focuses on the political, social, and economic conditions of Eastern European countries, such as the Soviet Union/Russia, Albania, Hungary, Yukoslavia, and Romania, in the late twentieth century.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: War, Conflict, & Progress
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In the First Person
In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world.
German History in Documents and Images
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) is a comprehensive collection of primary source materials documenting Germany's political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present.
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