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Global History


Scholarship on Global History

This is a guide to topics in global history, focused on primary sources available at Boston College.

Approaching Global History

Global history provides avenues for researching and engaging topics that affect people across the world. To get started, take a look through the recommended access points for scholarly research below. For different kinds of primary sources, take a look at the sub-pages for access points for images, government documents, and other texts by topic. 

    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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    Journal & eBook Databases

    For a selection of excellent journals and some e-books on various topics in global history, we recommend a few databases. Remember to explore these database "advanced search" options for date and other modifiers before you run your searches.

    Additional Recommendations

    Journal Recommendations

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