Reference sources, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, will
be useful for refining your topic and coming up with keywords. Some of entries will
contain bibliographies which you can use to locate key books and
articles on your topic.
Reference Books & Sources for Background Information
Provides both concise definitions and more in-depth, specialist entries covering time periods, events, and historic individuals. Includes authoritative information on historiography, religious history, military history, social history, economic history, local and family history, and more.
Start your research by gaining an overview of important movements, influential figures, and key sources across a wide variety of subject areas. From Afrofuturism (Literary and Critical Theory) to the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas (Latin American Studies), get connected to key scholarship and useful primary sources to support your research.
"Collection of statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. The collection includes data on the Americas and Europe, but also hard-to-find data on Africa, Asia and Oceania ... This new release updates the last print edition of International Historical Statistics, which was published in 2007 in 3 volumes. It now includes 260 years of rich data, collected between 1750-2010 and available online for the first time. Users will find the ability to conduct statistical analysis across both time and geopolitical boundaries particularly valuable. Data tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files."