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World History Databases


Daily Life Through History

Daily Life Through History

". . . students and researchers can discover details about past eras that make historical accounts relevant and meaningful from their modern-day perspectives."+ 

European Views of the Americas

European Views of America - EBSCO #


History Reference Center - EBSCO #

This resource provides information on both World and U. S. History.

Modern World History

Modern World History Online
- Infobase

"Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from mid-15th century to the present."

World History in Context

World History in Context
- Gale

" information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History . . .  with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites . . ."+ 

World Geography & Cultures

World Geography and Culture Online 
- Infobase

"A global approach to facilitate the study of countries, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills."

Modern World History

World History: Modern - ABC-Clio

"Spanning the globe from 1500 to the present, this comprehensive database combines a wealth of research sources."+

World at War

World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society - ABC-Clio

". . .  comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world from antiquity to today."+

Ancient and Medieval World History

 Ancient & Medieval History Ancient and Medieval History Online - Infobase

"Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia." 

European and World History eBooks


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Virtual Reference Library - Gale-Cengage

This virtual collection contains hundreds of reference titles on all subjects.


Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

The history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.+

Encyclopedia of Religion

Encyclopedia of Religion

This encyclopedia emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture in more than 3,000 articles.+

Genocide Database


Modern Genocide

Modern Genocide

"Covers 10 modern genocides . . . as a springboard for discussion of human and civil rights, ... the events of the genocides and the factors that led to them, showing readers repeating patterns in history and giving them the agency to work to diminish hatred that could lead to future genocides."+

World Religions Database


World Religions

World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy

"A virtual textbook that covers religion across the globe, making student research on faith and belief across humanity easier, and enabling a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing us in the 21st century."+


World Data Service


World Data Analyst

World Data Analyst

"This rich trove of current and historical statistics on the countries of the world makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy. "+

Power Searches


ABC Clio Databases

ABC-CLIO Social Studies Web

Access the six history databases from ABC-CLIO.


Infobase database portal

Access all of the Infobase history databases.

Gale Power Search

Power Search - Gale

Search through all of the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks simultaneously.

Biography eBooks


Encyclopedia of World Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography

"A biographical source that covers notable people from every part of the world and from all time periods."+

Biography Article Databases



MAS (Magazine Article Summaries) Ultra - EBSCO #

"Full text for more than 158,000 biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book)."+

Biography Reference Bank

Biography Reference Bank - EBSCO #

"A  comprehensive collection of more than 436,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies. "+

BCCLS Biography Article Database
Biography in Context

Biography in Context

This is available through the public library. You'll need a public library card number and a pre-arranged password.
Go to . Click on "Digital Collections in the blue nav bar at the top of the home page. Select any link, then type the library card number and password on the popup form. On the next page, select "Biography," then select "Biography in Context."

+ = Annotations provided by publishers

# = Databases provided by the New Jersey State Library