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A Guide to World History

Subject Librarian

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Michael Schaefer
Washington University in St. Louis
John M. Olin Library
Research Center, 1st floor, Room 128
p. 314-935-7365

World History

The scope of this guide excludes Africa, the Americas, most of Asia (particularly East, West, and South), and the ancient world. Research guides for those areas are addressed by subject specialist librarians for Islam and the Middle EastAmerican History, African History, East Asia, South Asia, and Classics. This guide DOES include European history and transregional/global histories, such as the Atlantic World, world wars, and Central Asia. For more finely curated source material, see the Course Guides section of this page. Course guides are only shown for courses taught in the current semester and are created at the request of instructors, but previous course guides can be made public at the request of patrons.