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HSS 200 - Pirates: Introduction & Reference Sources

Reference Databases

Welcome to the History 200 Pirates OWHL Guide

The famous Barbarossa BrothersWelcome to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and the History 200 Pirates 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: A sixteenth-century copper engraving of Hayreddin Barbarossa (c. 1465-1546) and his brother Aruj (1474-1518), pirates who were born on the island of Lesbos in the Mediterranean and who established Turkish rule in North Africa. © Popperfoto/Alamy


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!