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History 600: Senior Seminar  

Fall 2016
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Course Basics

History 600:  Senior Seminar

Professor: Kale Haywood


Cynthia Burton, x2982




Schedule an appointment

Do you have an in-depth research assignment that would benefit from one on one time with a librarian? Schedule an appoinment!

Please give us at least 24 hours notice so that we can be fully prepared to help you with your research topic.  Provide a description of your research that will help us with the consultation session.  Let us know if you are working on a paper, jr. seminar or your senior project, and foreign language requirements.

Schedule an appointment with Cynthia Burton

Schedule an appointment with Jane Westenfeld

Schedule an appointment with Michael Hurley

Schedule an appointment with Helen McCullough

History Databases

The following list is a selection of databases from the History Subject Guide.

America:  History and Life and Historical Abstracts can be searched together if you wish.

  • America: History and Life
    Subjects: History, social and cultural studies of the United States. and Canada.
    Contains: Abstracts to articles, books, and book reviews from prehistory to the present.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Subjects: History, social and cultural studies of Europe, and South America.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts to journal articles, books, dissertations from prehistory to current. Includes non-English language material.
    Coverage Dates: 1954 - present.
  • Iter Bibliography, Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance
    Subjects: Indexes secondary sources covering European Renaissance (1300-1700) and medieval eras (400-1500).
    Contains: Citations for books and journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for dissertation abstracts and essays in books.
  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
    Subjects: Women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
    Contains: Citations to journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books.
    Coverage: varies
  • New York Times (1851-2008)
    Subjects: National, International, editorial, business, and other stories found in the New York Times newspaper.
    Contains: Full text of NYT
    Coverage: 1851 to three years ago
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    Subjects: International, national and regional newspapers, law reviews, and U.S. federal and state law, codes, and regulations.
    Contains: Full-text documents.

Exploring your topic


Credo-online reference collection


Selected Titles

History Highway: A 21st Century Guide to Internet Resources Online (2006)

Historical Dictionary of Islam R297.03 Ad14h (2001)

Encyclopedia of World Environmental History R304.2 En19h (2004)

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History R305.4203 Ox2s (2008)

Oxford Companion to Military History R355.009 Ox2h (2001, 2004)

Fifty Key Thinkers on History R907.2 H874f (2000)

Historical Atlas of the United States: with original maps R911.73 H326h (2007)

Historical Dictionary of U.S. - Latin American Relations R327.7308 D434h (2005)

Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World R942.055 W125h (1999)

China: A Historical and Cultural Dictionary R951 C441d (1998)

American Indian History R970.004 Am35b (2003)

Dictionary of American History R973.03 D561kb (2003)

Encyclopedia of African American History: 1619-1895 R973.0496 En19f (2006)

Encyclopedia of African American History: 1896 to the present R973.0469 En19fi (2009)

Additional Course Resources

Subject Guides gather basic research tools in one place - where to look, how to get things we don't have, citation practice

  • Subject Guide: History
    All History Majors should be familiar with this guide!!!
  • Subject Guide: Medieval Studies
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Gender Studies Database
    Coverage: 1972 to present
    Subject Areas: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, History, Psychology, Communication Arts
    Description: covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
    Subjects: Political science, international relations, law, public policy.
    Contains: Citations with abstracts to scholarly journal articles. 67% are published outside the United States.
    Coverage: 1975 to present
  • ERIC
    Subjects: Education and related fields.
    Contains: Citations with abstracts to journal articles and reports (ERIC documents).
    Coverage: 1966-present.
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