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History Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

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 Fall 2014 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)]

History Methods & Practices [See also Evidence website; Holocaust]

International History [See also International relations ebooks]

Oklahoma and the Southwest [See also Oklahoma History research guide]

Popular Culture in America: War Films [See also filmsite.org; war film ebooks]

Regional Geography [See also ebooks; Regional Surveys of the World]

Survey for International Students [See also Time; Speeches; New Republic; MasterFILE]

Topics in the History of Asia [See also China; Japan; Southeast Asia]

U.S. History Since 1876 [See also 20th-Century America]

World History (all courses) [See also Dictionary of World History ebook; WWW-VL]

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!

History Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

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

Annals of the Association of American Geographers

Classical Quarterly

Diplomatic History


Film History

Holocaust and Genocide Studies [2003-pres; 1986-2001]

ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature & Environment

Japanese Studies

Journal of American History

Journal of Modern History

Journal of Regional Science

Modern China
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


History Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

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]

United States—History

Women--United States--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.

Reference Works

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.

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

History Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Web Sites

These online resources are good for finding historical articles, documents, maps, and images:

100 Milestone Documents

Abzu (Ancient Near East resources)

American Memory [includes Civil War coverage]

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Avalon Project (Law, History, and Diplomacy)

Center for History and New Media

China Today

Egypt (UPenn African Studies Center)

Egyptology Resources (Cambridge U.)

Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History

European Library [digital collections portal]

French Revolution Digital Archive  (Stanford U.)

History (UC-Santa Barbara portal)

History Matters

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

Making of America [includes Civil War coverage]

Printable State Maps (County, Outline, & City)

Public History Resource Center

Web Sources for Military History [includes Civil War coverage]

World History Index and History Central Catalogue

Civil War Primary Sources

War of the Rebellion: Official Records (128 vols.)

Lincoln Papers (Library of Congress)

Lincoln Presidential Papers (Lincoln Library)

CW 150 Legacy Project (Library of Virginia)

Pennsylvania Civil War Newspapers (Penn St.)

Richmond Daily Dispatch (U.Richmond)

Anecdotes of the Civil War (HathiTrust)

Holocaust Primary Sources

Database of Digitised Documents (holocaust.cz)

Database of Jewish Memory (Centropa.org)

DigiBaeck (Leo Baeck Institute)

Excerpts from Original Nazi Documents (Shamash.org)

Forced Labor, 1939-1945 (Freie Universitat Berlin)

The Holocaust (Jewish Virtual Library)

Holocaust Rescue and Relief (Harvard Divinity)

Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust (British Library)

Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression (LC)

Nizkor Project (Nizkor.org)

Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals (LC)

Nuremberg Trials (LC)

Nuremberg Trials Project (Harvard Law)

Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust (U. of South Florida)

Voices of the Holocaust (IIT)

Yad Vashem (Israel)

Document Series

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 [includes Civil War coverage]

Congressional Serial Set (1789-2003) [includes Civil War coverage]

Foreign Relations of the United States (1861-1960) [includes Civil War coverage]

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Historical Newspapers

Chronicling America (Library of Congress) [includes Civil War coverage]

Gateway to Oklahoma History [Okla. Historical Society]

Historical Newspapers Online

Metropolitan Library System has the Los Angeles Times (1881-1987), the Washington Post (1877-1995), and the New York Times (1851-2007) available to all users. Log-in requires an MLS library card.

History Research at Dulaney-Browne Library

Exhibits [under construction!]

Watch this space and the OCU Archives homepage as we develop new online exhibits chronicling the history of Oklahoma City University and Methodism in Oklahoma:

Timeline of Methodism in Oklahoma

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