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A Guide to World History

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Michael Schaefer
Washington University in St. Louis
John M. Olin Library
Research Center, 1st floor, Room 128
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Search Oxford Reference Online:, an electronic collection of subject and language reference works from Oxford University Press.

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Print Reference Sources

Encyclopedia of World History (Oxford University Press, 1998) 

The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History 

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Homes through World History 

Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia (7 volumes)

A World History of Tax Rebellions 

The Encyclopedia of World History (Houghton Mifflin, 2001) 

Encyclopedia of African Peoples 

The Cambridge World History of Food 

The Encyclopedia of Cold War Politics 

Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World History : Europe and the Americas  

Keesing's Record of World Events and Contemporary Archives - a long-running printed summary of world news published from 1931 until 1988 as Keesing's Contemporary Archives and as Keesing's Record of World Events from 1988 until 2015. The most recent 12 months are available full-text online. Its purpose is to provide a detailed, factual and neutral account of events

Online Reference Sources

Specialized sources

WUSTL has access to many specialized collections that cannot be searched via MultiSearch groups. Links to some of these resources are below.