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).
painting of Buchan
Library project receives Digitizing Canadian Collections funding

Queen's University Library is pleased to announce that our project, Digital John Buchan, first Baron Tweedsmuir, was successful in receiving funds as part of the National Heritage Digitization Strategy.

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Open Access Week 2018

International Open Access Week is October 22 – 28, 2018.   This year's theme is “Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge”:

Please join us for our events held in Speaker’s corner in Stauffer Library.

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