Resources by Subject: "History"

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online A reference work providing nearly 60,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, worldwide, from the earliest times to the twenty-first century. State-of-the-art search options, extensive internal cross-referencing, access to articles from the original DNB, and navigation by "themes" combine with rigorous research and scholarship. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online’s coverage is extended with regular online updates that add new biographies, theme articles, and portraits, and keep existing entries up-to-date with recent scholarship.

Oxford Reference Online: History is a searchable collection of 39 dictionary and reference works on history published by Oxford University Press. Includes such titles as "Oxford Companion to United States History," "Dictionary of Contemporary World History," "Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History," and more.

Assembles hundreds of documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one convenient online interface. The diverse subject matter of the included films includes content useful for the study of history, science, business, technology, performing arts, anthropology, psychology, politics, health, and literature.

Victorian Popular Culture consists of four components: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving pictures, optical entertainments & the advent of cinema. Includes full-text, full-color reproductions of books, ephemera, handbills, pamphlets, photos, posters, programs, scripts, and other types of materials. Coverage is most extensive for Great Britain; but there is also a fair range of materials for the U.S.A. Coverage: 1779-1930.