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History Research


Data & Genealogy

Scholarly resources in all areas of historical research at Boston College

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This page is currently under construction and far from complete. If you notice broken links or have suggestions, please write the subject librarian an e-mail. 

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.

    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 Database Recommendations


    Data and Statistics for the US

    Economic Data: Currency and Exchange

    Social History

    Economic History: Commodities and Trade

    For additional help

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