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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.
Dictionary of National Biography
An illustrated collection of more than 60,000 biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain’s past.
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.
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 Scientific Revolution OWHL Guide
Welcome to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and the History 201 OWHL Guide on the Scientific Revolution.
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: Image of veins from William Harvey's Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus, c. 1650.
Here's a list of selected specialized reference books (available in the Garver Room) you may want to consider: