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European History


Approaching European History

Guide to researching early modern and modern European History at Boston College.

Researching European History

    Reference Shelf

    Books: Find & Request from BC & Beyond

    Your local libraries have excellent monographs and anthologies located in O'Neill library as well as through the BC libraries portal. Try searching for books (only books) through the WorldCat library system to see if we have what you need. If we don't, you can order material through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

    WorldCat Catalog

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    That said, you might want to go up to the fourth and fifth floor in O'Neill and browse the stacks. The books are organized loosely by subject including:

    • D900-2009  Europe (General)
    • DA - DR Country Specific
    • HQs A significant portion of histories involving women. LOC has a long, problematic legacy for classification. 

    Journal and e-Book Database Recommendations

    Journal Recommendations

    Take a look at some of the following journals to get a feel for some (usually) excellent historical writing and topics. Don't forget to take a look at the articles' bibliographies to see who they are citing to.

    Subject Librarian for History

    Brittany Lehman, Ph.D.'s picture
    Brittany Lehman, Ph.D.
    Office: O'Neill Library 414A

    Office hours for Spring 2020: (starting Jan. 13):
    M 1-2.30
    Th 11-12.15
    in Stokes S 394 (the Fish Bowl)
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