World History in Context

April 10, 2012  
Filed under History, Kids, Research


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World History in Context is a comprehensive online collection that uses an intuitive, Web-like interface to provide multicultural, global and research-based dynamic content that supports today’s history research requirements.

Unlike other sources that only offer periodical or bibliographic information, World History in Context offers students and researchers unparalleled access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents, including:

  • More than 2,000 reference articles from acclaimed history titles from Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and other highly regarded encyclopedias and compendiums
  • Select articles from more than 125 new Gale reference titles not previously available
  • 315+ periodical articles from the Journal of World History, History Review and The Historian
  • More than 600 historical maps, atlases and other edtorially selected images delivered through east-to-search image galleries
  • 1,760 primary documents from Primary Source Microfilm™
  • Video and audio selections from archival newsreels to NPR
  • The ability to cross-search U.S. History in Context with a subscription to both products

World History in Context moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, to ensure that the events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history are covered with a sense of balance. For example:

  • European history recounts the events that shaped the continent and defined international relations and global history — including two world wars, the Cold War, genocide and the rise and fall of Communism
  • Asian history recounts the events from Bronze Age China to modern India, including the events of the 20th century that revolved around Communism in China and revolution in South East Asia
  • African, Indian and Latin American history coverage includes the end of colonization in Africa and India, as well as the political and social movements in Latin America

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Jamie has been working in libraries since her high school days. She holds a double BA, MA and an MLIS. She loves her baby boy, couponing and answering Reference inquires!


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