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History (World): Getting Started


This guide is designed to help you locate resources about the topic of world history. Use the tabs across the top to get information about different resources you can utilize. As always, if you have questions, please contact a Librarian. We're here to help!

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Electronic Reference Resources

Print Reference Resources

A great place to start your research is in Reference Books. These are kept on the 3rd floor of the SMSU McFarland Library and are for in-house use only. A Reference Librarian is available to assist you during most hours the library is open.

  • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas 
    Location: REF CB9 .N49 2005 v.1-6
  • Chronology of World History 
    Location: REF D11 .M39 1999 v.1-4
  • Popular Controversies in World History 
    Location: REF D24 .P67 2011 v.1-4
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World 
    Location: REF D205 .O94 2008 v.1-8
  • Great Events from History: Modern Scandals
    Location: REF D422 .G74 2009 v.1-3