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Abstracts & Indexes
General Reference Sources
Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
WWW Resources
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Selected Resources for: History (Display only the highlighted/core resources).

Subject Description: This subject covers: all periods of history and all geographical areas.

Abstracts & Indexes

    Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

  Academic Search Premier
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database. Provides full text for nearly 4,560 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975.
  Expanded Academic Index
From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images. InfoTrac database.

    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

  CQ Researcher
Current events database used for searching controversial topics of national and international interest in areas such as health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
This is a multi-disciplinary database providing full text for nearly 12,000 total publications and indexing & abstracting for more than 16,000 publications. Coverage spans every area of academic study and general interest subject area and offers information dating as far back as the 1800s. MegaFILE is comprised of the Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier and Regional Business News databases.
  MasterFile Premier
MasterFile Premier, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 2,000 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for 2,700 titles.
  Student Resources in Context
InfoTrac database covering history, literature, science, social studies, etc. Includes full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia.



Search MnPALS, the library's catalog, to find books and audio-visual material owned by the library. Search by keyword, subject, title, or author for materials on your topic.

General Reference Sources

    Atlases & Maps

  Atlas of World History
Well-made maps plus an additional section of 11 maps and three statistical tables for U.S. history.
Location: R911 A88 Willmar Reference R911 P98 Hutchinson Reference
  Times Atlas of World History
Plates with accompanying text are grouped in seven main sections: (1) The world of early man; (2) The first civilizations; (3) The classical civilizations of Eurasia; (4) The world of divided regions; (5) The world of the emerging West; (6) The age of European dominance; (7) The age of global civilization.
Location: R911 T583 Willmar Reference

    Biographical Sources

  American National Biography
Location: R920 A51B Willmar Reference
  Current Biography
Includes biographies of persons of various nationalities, professions, and occupations, who are currently prominent in their particular fields.
Location: R920 C97 Willmar Reference
  Dictionary of American Biography
Scholarly American biographical dictionary.
Location: R920 D55A Willmar Reference
  Encyclopedia of American Biography
Location: R920 E56A Hutchinson Reference


  Timetables of History
A horizontal linkage of people and events.
Location: R902.02 G88T Hutchinson & Willmar Reference

    Country Studies

World, U.S. States and Kids edition of this online resource that includes information about cultures, statistics, maps, flags, recipes and other information about over 200 countries of the world.


  World history; a dictionary of important people, places and events...
Location: R903 W54W Willmar Reference


  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Concise as well as scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. Also includes links to related Internet resources, and the Britannica Book of the Year.
Online encyclopedia about Minnesota created by the Minnesota Historical Society.
  Salem History
The Decades Series from Salem Press that publishes encyclopedic coverage of America from the fifties to date.
  St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
5-volume encyclopedia covering elements of popular culture in the United States in the twentieth century. Available in print and online.
Location: R973.9 S78 Hutchinson Reference R306 S78 Willmar Reference
  Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
Location: R910 W92E Hutchinson Reference 910.3 W92 Willmar Reference

    General Reference Works

  Credo Reference
General online ready reference collection which links to all Ridgewater databases.
  Films on Demand
Web-based digital streaming video collection in the Humanities & Social Sciences field.

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

    News Sources

  Ridgewater College Library Online Newspaper Links
Links to both local and national online newspapers, over 350 full-text titles.

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

    Style Manuals

  American Sociological Association Style Guide
Location: R808 A15A Willmar Reference
  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Location: R808 G437M Hutchinson & Willmar Reference
  Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Location: R808 P977 Hutchinson & Willmar Reference
  Ridgewater College Library Citation Guides

WWW Resources

    Web Sites

  Best of History Websites
Online directory of links to the best history-related web sties. Provides a topical index with a ranking system.
  Digital Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries
Collections of digital images, databases, and digitized documents, biographies, speeches, and letters from Minnesota libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies.
  Historical Text Archive
Links to materials by country, region, and topic.
  Minnesota Historical Society
Provides information about all aspects of Minnesota's history.
  Project Gutenberg
Collection of more than 15,000 free electronic books.

Library Information

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