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History is a book-oriented field, and so you should expect to do at least part of your research in the library catalog. See the "Books" tab for additional information on the best ways to search for books.
For courses offered in the Spring 2013 semester, these links will take you to additional resources on your subject, including print books, ebooks, and web sites:
American History to 1876 [See also Documents (1763-1877)]
Native American History [See also Native American ebooks]
U.S. History Since 1876 [See also 20th-Century America]
World History (all courses) [See also Dictionary of World History ebook]
If you're asked to use "primary" sources (or original documents from a historical period) in your assignments, check some of the web sites listed on the "Web" tab, which include old newspapers, magazines, and other primary sources. See the "More" tab for some online and print primary document collections available through the Dulaney-Browne Library in certain subject areas.
If you are writing a history term paper or other big project, you may need to use interlibrary loan for items that Dulaney-Browne Library doesn't own. Try WorldCat for the easiest way to borrow books that you need from other libraries. For articles, our EBSCOhost databases have an ILL link on every article that is not full-text, so that ordering them is simple. (Please allow a few days for the book or article to be delivered; you will be contacted by email.) To find information on Oklahoma and its history, see the Oklahoma History webpage.
Please remember always to cite the source where you obtained your information, according to the format outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style (online guide from Purdue University).
If you ever have any trouble finding what you need, please don't hesitate to contact me or askalibrarian. We're here to help you!
Journal Articles and Book Reviews
Use this box to search multiple EBSCOhost databases for history articles and book reviews, or click on links below to search individual databases or journals.
JSTOR, Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost), Humanities International Complete (EBSCOhost), and Project MUSE are four of the best databases for finding articles and book reviews in history. PQDT has online full-text of history dissertations and theses dating back to the nineteenth century. See also the Directory of Open Access Journals for more online articles. An excellent selection of online full-text and print journals covering history can be found at Dulaney-Browne Library Electronic Journals in History. Please note that the Dulaney-Browne Library may have some years of its history journals in the databases, in print on the shelves, and/or in microfiche. Some major history-related journals include:
American Indian Quarterly
American Historical Review
Civil War History
Journal of American History
Journal of Modern History
Reviews in American History
William and Mary Quarterly
The library also has print indexes of journal articles and book reviews:
Book Review Digest
Book Review Index
Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature
Social Sciences Index
Books and Reference Works
To find print books and ebooks held by our library, go to OCU’s online catalog and select “Subject” from the drop-down menu, then type a subject of your choice into the search-box. Here are some examples of subject headings:
Indians of North America--History
Indians of North America--Religion
Military art and science--History [Warfare--History]
Most history books in Dulaney-Browne Library are found in the call numbers 900 through 999 in the reference area on the first floor and on the fourth floor. Some are electronic books available online through ebrary. To find books in other libraries and obtain them through interlibrary loan, try WorldCat.
These books for general and background information are located in the first floor reference area. Some earlier editions may be on the fourth floor shelves or in basement storage (ask at reference desk). There are also online historical dictionaries and encyclopedias available in full-text through ebrary. Here are some examples of both print and electronic:
Africana, 2nd ed., 2005. (5 vols.)
American Indian Religious Traditions: An Encyclopedia, 2005 (3 vols.)
Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare, 2010 (ebrary)
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, 1996 (ebrary)
Cambridge Encyclopedia of China 2nd ed., 1991
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan, 1993
Concise Dictionary of Modern Japanese History, 1984
Dictionary of American History, 3rd ed., 2003. (10 vols.)
Dictionary of the Politics of the People's Republic of China, 1998
Encyclopedia of American History, 2003. (11 vols.)
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, 2008. (6 vols.)
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, 2002. (6 vols.)
Encyclopedia of World History, 2008. (7 vols.)
European Warfare, 1815-2000, (ebrary, 2001)
Great Lives from History (multi-volume sets, by location and period)
Guide to Historical Literature, 3rd ed., 1995. (2 vols.)
Handbook of North American Indians (16 vols.)
Historical Dictionary of Germany's Weimar Republic, 1997 (ebrary)
Historical Dictionary of the 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s (ebrary).
Hutchinson Dictionary of World History, 2006. (ebrary)
Regional Surveys of the World (1953-2009)
Who's Who in Military History: From 1453 to the Present Day, 1996.
These online resources are good for finding historical articles, documents, maps, and images:
100 Milestone Documents
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
Avalon Project (Law, History, and Diplomacy)
Center for History and New Media
Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History
European Library [digital collections portal]
History (UC-Santa Barbara portal)
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
Making of America
Printable State Maps (County, Outline, & City)
Public History Resource Center
Web Sources for Military History
World History Index and History Central Catalogue
These print and online series contain many volumes of authoritative primary source materials, some in translation:
American State Papers
Annals of Communism
Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875
Congressional Serial Set (1789-2003) [Hearings and reports]
Foreign Relations of the United States (1861-1960)
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
Chronicling America (Library of Congress)
Historical Newspapers Online
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945)
Metropolitan Library System has the Los Angeles Times (1881-1987) and the New York Times (1851-2007) available to all users. Log-in requires an MLS library card.
History Textbook Collection
These history textbooks provide a window on how interpretations of history have evolved from era to era. For Historiography students and general reference:
History Textbook Collection