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World history

Liaison librarian

  • eamon [dot] duffy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4697
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Sources for Background Information

Dictionaries

Encyclopedias

Biographical Dictionaries

Searching the Library Catalogue

Use the basic word(s) anywhere or advanced keyword search in the library catalogue. You can search using words like - Canada, Canad?, histor?, etc.

Search tips

Truncation symbol: ? e.g. histor? will retrieve catalogue records containing the words history, histories, historical, etc.
Phrase searching: "___" e.g. "United Nations" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase United Nations
Boolean operators: (), AND, OR, NOT
default: AND
e.g. history AND (Canada OR "United States") will retrieve catalogue records containing the word history AND either Canada OR the phrase United States

Core and Additional Databases

Periodical Indexes, Bibliographies, Full-text Articles

Multidisciplinary Databases

Including history-related material.

Selected Internet Sites

Accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.

Journals

Other Resources

Library Guides

  • History: a selective list of reference sources
  • History: A Student's Guide to Reference Resources (1978)
    Print copy only, available at the McLennan Reference Desk.
  • Student's Guide to Bibliographical and Footnote Style
    Print copy only, available at the McLennan Reference Desk.
  • Student's Guide to History Papers and to Bibliographical and Note Styles (rev. 2001)
    Print copy only, available at the McLennan Reference Desk.

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