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Welcome to the Cities OWHL Guide
Welcome to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and the History 200 Early Modern Cities OWHL Guide.
Below is a list of e-reference sources available to help you get started on your research. Please find secondary and primary e-resources on subsequent tabs of this Guide.
If you have any questions, please chat with a librarian at OWHL Answers, below!
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.
American History Online (Facts on File)
This source features thousands of reference articles on American political, military, social, and cultural history over the past 500 years. Some primary sources may also be found here.
Reference articles from one of the oldest and most trusted reference sources in the world.
Daily Life Through History
This comprehensive collection of primary and reference sources provides direct insight into the social history of societies ranging from the Australian Aborigines all the way to 21st-century China.
Global Exploration Online
A reference database that provides an in-depth introduction to the history of exploration, from ancient times through space travel.
Latino American Experience
A full-text digital resource exploring the history and culture of U.S. Latinx.
Life in America Online
This reference database covers all aspects of daily life - material culture, social attitudes, crime, education, and more - in America, from the colonial era through the present.
Modern World History Online
This reference database covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from the mid 15th century to the present. Some primary sources may also be found here.
World History: The Modern Era
This reference database covers global history from the Renaissance through today. Some primary sources may also be found here.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
This databases features reference material, some primary sources, and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.
World Geography and Culture
This reference database provides a comprehensive overview of countries and U.S. states, with information on people and cultures, geography, government, and more.
Full Text Finder (EBSCO)
This resource allows you to search for specific journal titles in the OWHL's collection and see which databases have the full text articles.