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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.
Reference articles from one of the oldest and most trusted reference sources in the world.
This database is like an online Garver Room with articles from nearly 1,000 reference sources covering all disciplines.
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.
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.
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.
Chelsea House Biographies (Facts on File)
Features full-length biographies of contemporary and historical personalities from around the world.
Welcome to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and the History 201 Renaissance OWHL Guide.
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