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Research in History at the University of Delaware Library

This guide collates information about the resources available at the University of Delaware Library for conducting historical research. It provides links to books, online databases, electronic journals, websites and other University of Delaware resources.

Click on the tabs above to explore various aspects of historical research. Other guides, listed on the left, focus on related disciplines or more narrow historical topics.

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General Resources: online and print reference sources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks which can quickly introduce you to a concept.


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Books/E-Books: search the Library's online catalog and electronic book collections to find material relating to history.


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Databases/Articles: databases include articles published in the historical literature as well as full-text collections of primary resources.

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E-Journals:  electronic journals in history available in the University of Delaware Library.


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Websites:  Highly selective list of links to websites relating to the history of the United States and world history.

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Campus Resources: other departments, programs, and centers on campus and publications relating to history.



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Archives/Primary Sources:  information about archival repositories, libraries, and collections of primary sources.


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Images:  links to collections of images for historical research.



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Regional Resources:  information about institutions relating to history in Delaware, Pennsylvnia, and Maryland.


From Off Campus

Most Library online resources can be accessed from off campus by current UD faculty, staff, and students. When using links on these pages, you may be prompted for your UDelNetID and password. Please report any issues you encounter while accessing Library databases, e-journals, or e-books.

Subject Librarian

Carol Rudisell
Reference & Instructional Services Dept.
(302) 831-6942

Subjects:African American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Ethnic Studies, Foundations and Grants, History, Latin American Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women and Gender Studies

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