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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.
Biography in Context (Gale)
This database provides biographical reference articles on more than 650,000 international figures from all times periods and areas of study. It will also link you to relevant popular and scholarly press articles.
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.
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.
This reference database spans 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions, and Encyclopedias.
World History: The Modern Era
This reference database covers global history from the Renaissance through today. Some primary sources may also be found here.
Welcome to the Early Modern Europe OWHL Guide
Welcome to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and the History 540 - Early Modern Europe 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: Pieter Brueghel the Elder, , 1559. Oil on oak wood. Netherlandish Proverbs
Here's a list of selected
specialized reference books (available in the Garver Room) you may want to consider.
Remember, reference books CANNOT be checked out or leave the library. When you are done using them, please return reference books to the cart near the entrance to the Garver Room.