Consists of 230 essays, ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 words, arranged in five volumes under broad topical categories. There are also chronological and geographical sections. The sixth volume contains relevant biographies and a detailed index. Includes bibliographies.
A multi- and interdisciplinary encyclopedia of the Renaissance, covering European and world history, literature, art, music, science, religion, and other topics. Evert article concludes with helpful bibliography.
H-Net Reviews is the largest online professional reviewing archive, with thousands of scholarly reviews for books in the Humanities and Social Sciences, offered under Creative Commons licensing, commissioned by professional review editors, written, edited, copyedited, and published in an original online system, cataloged by the Library of Congress, and available on web, email, and in PDF.
A convenient way to see the full-text of more recent issues of important historical journals. These are made available through Hekman Library's institutional subscriptions, so most of them are not accessible to non-Calvin users.
Contains tables that cover a wide range of economic and social statistics, including population, labor force, agricultural and industrial output, exports and imports, transportation, communications, and finance.
A major UK web portal for the finest Arts and Humanities web resources for education and research. More than 18,000 sites have been selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists and made available through an intuitive search interface.
JSTOR is a database consisting of full-text articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals from nearly every discipline taught at Calvin. Coverage for each journal begins with the first volume, with coverage ending for most titles three and five years ago. A growing number of journals now have coverage up to the present!
The London Times has offered readers in-depth, award-winning and objective coverage of world events since its creation in 1785, and is the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication! The archive supports research across multiple disciplines and areas of interest: in business, humanities, political science, philosophy and numerous other subjects with coverage of all major international historical events.
An encyclopedic work with articles on the main ideas and movements of global cultural history from antiquity to the present day. The NDHI focuses not only on the ideas themselves, but also on the cultural environments in which they arose, and their transformations and influence.[To access freely online, scroll down past the entries for "Science Encyclopedia" in the link provided.] One can profitably also consult the entries in the earlier (1973-74) Dictionary of the History of Ideas( online and Ref CB5 .D52), which approaches much of the same subject matter but more from the perspective of examining the history of influential texts.
The standard one-volume reference work on Christianity, with over 6000 entries, covering biography, church history, and theology, with bibliographies for most entries. Edited by F. L. Cross, updated 3rd edition by E. A. Livingstone.
One of the finest Web-based research guides and bibliographies of European History, maintained by Susanne Roberts, librarian for European History at Yale University. There are bibliographies for British, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish history, each with tables of contents and detailed coverage by type of material.