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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.

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


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


hands typing on keyboard Databases/Articles:  databases include articles published in the historical literature as well as full-text collections of primary resources, including newspapers and government documents.


word Historical on page E-Journals: electronic journals in history that are available in the University of Delaware Library.


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


Ben Franklin face close-up Images/Video/Maps:   links to collections of image, videos and maps for historical research.


Library of Congress website close-up Websites:   Highly selective list of links to websites relating to the history of the United States and world history.


marble building columns close-upOrganizations:   links to national and state historical societies and associations.


portico windows on brick houseRegional Resources:   information about institutions relating to history in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.


University of Delaware buildings seen from birds-eye-viewCampus Resources:  other departments, programs, and centers on campus and publications relating to history.


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.

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