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HSS 200 - Early Modern Cities: Introduction & Reference Sources

Reference Databases

Welcome to the Early Modern Cities OWHL Guide

Settlement of the Colonies

Welcome to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and the History 200 Early Modern Cities OWHL Guide.

Below is a list of reference sources available in the Garver Room and online to help you get started on your research.

If you have any questions, please see one of the librarians at the Help Desk!


Right: "The distinctive appearance of an 18th-century colonial city still survives in Philadelphia's Elfreth's Alley, near Independence Hall National Historic Site." New York: Facts On File.

Reference Sources

Reference sources give you an overview of your topic.  All of the reference sources listed below can be found in the Garver Room (silent study room). Note: this is NOT a comprehensive list. There are hundreds of specialized reference books in Garver. Browse the shelves or ask a librarian for help finding them!