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Global History


Reference Shelf

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

Researching World History

This page provides access points to BC's subscriptions to reference material for World History. Here, you can find resources for finding definitions (e.g., dictionaries); suggested scholarly material (e.g., bibliographies); as well as background material and explanations written by experts in their fields (e.g., encyclopedia and handbooks). 

What's on This Page

This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.

    Find Definitions

    Individual Titles

    Find Scholarly Sources

    Find Biographical Information (Who's Who)

    Find Background Information

    Handbooks and Companions

    Individual titles

    For additional help

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