Historical Abstracts

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An Invaluable Research Tool Providing Comprehensive Coverage of World History

This exceptional resource covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada), focusing on the 15th century forward Historical Abstracts is essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research.  History and social science researchers have used this database to discover significant and groundbreaking work for more than 50 years. 

A Reliable Resource of Historical Sources

Students and researchers rely on the extensive information provided in this resource to guide them through their world history studies. This resource provides a robust selection of bibliographic records from thousands of academic journals, magazines and books & monographs.


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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