History Resource Center: World



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History Resource Center: World

History Resource Center: World provides a full range of sources for research:

  • History Resource Center: World provides a full range of sources for research:
    • Over 22,000 reference articles and 500 “viewpoint” essays, from 32 reference sets
    • Nearly 23,000 biographies
    • 235,000 full-text articles from over 300 peer-reviewed periodicals and journals, and newswires (and growing daily)
    • Almost 3,600 maps and images
    • Over 2,000 primary source documents, with many more on the way in 2007
    • Audio and video clips covering historic events
  • Award-wining, authoritative reference content drawn from leading imprints, including:
    • Macmillan Reference USA, St. James Press, Primary Source Microfilm, and Charles Scribner’s Sons
    • Print reference and primary sources valued at more than $45,000!
  • History Resource Center: World is relevant your students’ research needs
    • Continuous updating—periodicals and newswire stories added daily
    • “Spotlight” features tie current events together with their historical causes and origins

The comprehensive collection of sources in History Resource Center: World supports study across disciplines:

  • The comprehensive collection of sources in History Resource Center: World supports study across disciplines:
      • One-stop resource for studies in: history, sociology, culture, religion, political science, gender studies, geography, conflict, foreign policy and diplomatic relations, slavery, the World Wars, the Age of Imperialism and in many other disciplines across the social sciences and humanities
  • History Resource Center: World includes a wealth of academic content
      • Essays on key topics in world history, written by the leading scholars, reviewed by their peers and overseen by an editorial board of experts, all drawn from the top universities and institutions in the world
      • Hundreds of thousands of full-text articles from the top journals in world history studies, and other related disciplines, providing a modern analysis of historical topics and events
  • In their own words and deeds:
      • Primary sources provide first-hand accounts on some of the most notable events in world history, from the Analects of Confucius to a letter from a Crusader to his wife, in 1098
      • Audio and video accounts provide direct accounts and images of events as they unfolded, from the Edison and the kinetoscope to Joseph Salk speaking about his polio vaccine
  • Fully cross-searchable with History Resource Center: U.S.!
  • …and Collegiate Study

Mapping History RC to HISTORY Curriculum

  • African American History
  • Traces the developments which led to the African slave trade, the slave systems in North and South America, the cultural heritage of the African American in the Americas, and the problems of race in North American culture.

Mapping History RC to HISTORY Curriculum

  • United States History to 1877
  • A political, legal, economic, social and cultural history of the United States from colonial beginnings to 1877. Topics may include European explorers; New England, Middle Atlantic, and Southern colonies; religious and commercial causes of English colonization, America’s response to English colonial policy, and the American Revolution; the Confederation Period, Federalist Era, Jeffersonian Era, and Jacksonian Democracy; Westward expansion; and the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Mapping History RC to HISTORY Curriculum

  • United States History, 1877-Present
  • A political, legal, economic, social, and cultural history of the United States from the end of reconstruction to the present. Topics may include Industrialization, Immigration and Urbanization, Gilded Age Politics and Populism, the Progressive Movement, WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII.

Mapping History RC to HUMANITIES Curriculum

  • American Civilization
  • This course will explore the cultural foundations of the United States from the period of exploration to the present. This is an interdisciplinary course which examines central themes of American culture and their representation in history, literature, art, philosophy, and religion. Topics may include Native American cultures, the impact of European settlers, the influence of Puritanism, “The Great Awakening,” the Revolutionary Age, slavery, the changing lives of Native Americans in the 19th century, role and contributions of women, the 1930s Depression, American foreign policy in the “Third World,” and women’s struggle for equality.


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