Historical Abstracts

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An Invaluable World History Research Tool

This exceptional bibliographic database covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada), focusing on the 15th century to the present. For more than 50 years, history and social science researchers have used this database to discover significant and groundbreaking work.

A Reliable Resource of Historical Sources

Essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research, Historical Abstracts provides a robust selection of bibliographic records from thousands of academic journals, magazines, books and monographs.

Students and researchers rely on the information provided in this authoritative resource to guide them through their world history studies. Topics include military history, women’s history, history of education and much more.


Serving as the standard indexing tool to the world's periodical literature in history and related social sciences and humanities for over 50 years, Historical Abstracts has only gotten better for researchers ... of history since EBSCO purchased the ABC-CLIO database, adding all the enhanced functionality and full-text direct linking through the new platform.

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