History

Queen's University Library provides subject, course and how to guides to help you connect with the best tools, resources, and strategies for research.

The liaison librarian for History is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen's University and beyond, and stay current in your field. Tailored research skill instruction can be provided for specific classes. We also evaluate, purchase, and make available teaching and research materials, including books, journals, and databases to support research in history.

Start your history research with the History subject guide. The guide will help you identify and access highly recommended resources for research in general history, regional and topical histories.

Course specific guides, located on the History subject guide, will direct you to research strategies and resources recommended for specific courses.

The field of history covers many geographic areas, time periods, and groups of peoples, from ancient times to the present. Please refer to the appropriate subject guide to find relevant databases.

Key databases for History include the following:

 

America: History and Life

Publication coverage: 1954 - present

History of the United States and Canada from pre-historic times to the present

Historical Abstracts

Publication coverage: 1954 - present

Comprehensive index to scholarly literature on world history from 1450 to present (excluding the U.S. and Canada).
Two books titled, "The Skin We're In" and "Until We Are Free".
Library creates Anti-Black Racism Reading List

Librarians at Queen’s University have assembled a reading list related to anti-Black racism, Black history, life and culture in Canada, race and health equity, and education against anti-Black racism.

Opening of Queen's Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology
Virtual Exhibit Examines Former Queen's Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology

A new virtual exhibit, created by a student and professor in the Queen’s Classics Department and hosted by the Queen’s University Library, explores ancient objects excavated at Jericho and Dhiban that were once held in a museum on Queen’s campus.

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