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HIST 3392/HIST 4951 - Historical Research/Senior Seminar

Below are useful resources for researching the life, thought and work of a particular historical thinker. When searching for information by or about someone on a database it may work best to enter their full first and last names (example: George Trevelyan), instead of their initials and last name (example: G.M. Trevelyan).

Online Databases:

America: History & Life
Biography & Genealogy Master Index
Book Review Index
Chronicling America
Humanities Full Text
JSTOR
Literature Resource Center
MLA International Bibliography
New York Times

Serials Solutions can be useful for finding many full text journal articles, if the online resource that you are using provides the citation without the full text.

Books:

Three search examples for finding books by/about the historical thinker G. M. Trevelyan:
To find books written by G. M. Trevelyan - trevelyan george or trevelyan g m (searched as an author)
To find books about G. M. Trevelyan - trevelyan george or trevelyan g m (searched as a subject)
To find books listing G. M. Trevelyan in a note or table of contents - george and trevelyan (searched as keywords)

The above search examples work well in library catalogs:
NSU Library Catalog
WorldCat (International library catalog)

Interlibrary Loan:

If a book or journal article is not available at the NSU Library, it can be requested free of charge through interlibrary loan.

Selected Biographical Resources in the Library's First Floor Reference Collection:

American National Biography (Ref. CT 213 .A68) - 24 volumes + Supplements
Cambridge Companion Guide to Roman Historians (Ref. DG 205 .C35)
Chambers Biographical Dictionary (Ref. CT 773 .H57)
Dictionary of American Biography (Ref. E 176 .D56) - 20 volumes + Supplements
Encyclopaedia Judaica (Ref. DS 102.8 .E496) - 22 volumes
Encyclopedia of Religion (Ref. BL 31 .E46) - 16 volumes
Encyclopedia of World Biography (Ref. CT 203 .E56) - 17 volumes
History Today Who's Who in British History (Ref. CT 773 .H57)
National Cyclopedia of American Biography (Ref. E 176 .N27) - 63 volumes
New Catholic Encyclopedia (BX 841 .N44) - 15 volumes
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Ref. DA 28 .O95) - 60 volumes + Supplements
Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary (Ref. CT 759 .R46)
Who's Who in the Greek World (Ref. DE 7 .H39)



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