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History Subject Guide

These resources are tools to use when doing history research and include both those licensed by the Libraries and those available on the free Web.

Find Books and Government Documents: Search these catalogs to find the book you need at KSU, within Ohio, or beyond.

Find Journal Articles about History: Use these indexes to find the articles you need on your topic.

Find Out if KSU Has That Journal: These resources allow you to check to see if KSU has the journal you need, whether in print or full-text online.

Selected KSU Print Resources in History: Examples of some of the print titles available at the KSU Main Library.

Find Web Resources:

Evaluating Web Resources: Not sure if you should use that website? Use these tips to help you determine how reliable the information is.

Selected Web Resources for History: Examples of freely accessible web resources in History

Search Engines for Locating History Web Resources

You need to connect to the Kent State VPN to access the research databases listed on this page. Click this button for instructions. OhioLINK Authentication users can ignore this alert.
Best of History Web Sites is an award-winning portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts. BOHWS contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites.

Google is a Web search engine that uses a search algorithm to return sites based on relevancy. Advanced search capabilities allow you to further customize search query. Use quotes to search for phrases, ex. "constitutional convention".

Librarians' Index to the Internet provides a well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet resources. Covers a broad range of subjects. Has both a topical directory arrangement and search capabilities.