On this page you'll find access points to getting started with European history. To start, you'll find reference material (i.e., dictionaries and handbooks) before information on finding books and journals.
Sub-pages (linked left) provide access to primary source collections based on states (e.g., France) as well as some topics (e.g., genocide).
This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.
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).
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:
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.