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Resources for History Graduate Students


Data & Genealogy

This is a guide to history resources for graduate students.

More Data Resources

The databases listed here are just the beginning of our statistical and spatial data collections. See the Data/Statistics/GIS Portal for a more complete list.

Digital Scholarship

The term 'digital humanities' implies the application of new technology to various humanities disciplines, especially to aid in new directions of research or to add new speed, accuracy, or collaboration not otherwise possible.

It can include analysis across a large corpus of text, application of geographic information systems to a set of data, visualization techniques to illustrate material in a new way, or many other possible tools and practices.

The Libraries' Digital Scholarship group is tasked with exploring and supporting this work at Boston College.


Data and Statistics for the US

Data and Statistics around the World

Data and Statistics in Contemporary History

For additional help

For additional recommendations, contact your subject liaison (Brittany Lehman) at or schedule an appointment with them.