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History Research Guide

A guide to help you navigate the many history resources in the IU Libraries

Overview

This page lists the many databases that contain primary sources related to non-US history. Most require IU authentication (see the guide below for resources that are freely available online).

Note that newspapers, magazines, and newsmedia are left off this list and are listed elsewhere in the guide.

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions. You are also encouraged to contact our Area Studies Libraries, particularly if it relates to research or documents in local languages.

For research on African history, feel free to contact me or IU's African Studies Librarian, Mireille Djenno. See Mireille's African Studies guide below.

Licensed content (i.e. requires IU authentication):

Freely available:

For research on East Asian history, feel free to contact me or IU's Librarian for East Asian and Tibetan Studies, Wen-ling Liu.

Licensed content (i.e. requires IU authentication):

Freely available:

For research on East European/Russian history, feel free to contact me or IU's Slavic and East European Studies Librarian, Wookjin Cheun. See Wookjin's guides below.

Licensed content (i.e. requires IU authentication):

Freely available:

Licensed content (i.e. requires IU authentication):

Freely available:

Licensed content (i.e. requires IU authentication):

Freely available:

For research on South and Southeast Asian history, feel free to contact me or IU's South Asian and Southeast Asian Studies Librarian, Karen Farrell. See Karen's related guides below.

Licensed content (i.e. requires IU authentication):

Freely available:

Given the size of this section, it is subdivided into the following chronological categories: Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern (through approx. World War I), and 20th c. (since World War I).

N.B. Because so many ancient and medieval sources are available to everyone without IU authentication, they are intermixed with sites that require IU authentication. Sites that require IU authentication have a lock icon (Resource available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)) next to them; sites that are freely available have a globe icon (Resource available without restrictionnext to them.

Ancient:

Medieval:

Early Modern and Modern (through World War I):

Post World War I: