HIST 13184: History University Seminar


Reference tools provide background information, the who, what, where and when -- and a bit of the how and why -- for any historical topic. They include subject and biographical dictionaries and encyclopedias, almanacs, chronologies, directories and atlases. Many, especially dictionaries and encyclopedias, are now available online. Many others, especially historical atlases and chronologies are still only available in print.



Dictionary of American History, 3rd Ed., (14 vols) 2003. Hesb Ref  E 174 .D52 2003
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (60 vols) 2004. Hesb Ref  DA 28 .O95 2004
Annual Register... 1758 - Hesburgh Library General Collection D 2 .An78 & Hesb Ref




Examples of specialized atlases available in the Hesburgh Library Reference Collection.  The Libraries also have a collection of large, detailed maps published by various U.S. government agencies.

  • The Routledge atlas of African American history  E 185 .E125 2000
  • Historical atlas of the United States  G 1201 .S1 H57 2003
  • Times Atlas of World History  Atlas Oversize Cases  G 1030 .T54 1994
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