European History & World Civilizations eResearch


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 who have made significant contributions to human culture."+

Biography Article Databases


MAS (Magazine Article Summaries) Ultra - EBSCO #,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ulh

"MAS Ultra – School Edition provides 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), an Image Collection containing photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs, and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines."+


Biography Reference Bank - EBSCO #,uid&custid=s9753525&profile=ehost&defaultdb=brb

"Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of more than 436,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies. This resource provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography.+

BCCLS Biography Article Database

Biography in Context
This huge Biography Database 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."

World History Databases


Daily Life Through History

"In 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."+ Help with writing the research paper is available at "Research Tutors" in the "Skills Center" on the right navigation bar.
User's Guide


European Views of America - EBSCO #


History Reference Center - EBSCO #,uid&custid=s9753525&profile=hrc

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


Modern World History Online - Facts on File

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


Ancient and Medieval History Online - Facts on File
"Explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia."


World Geography and Culture Online - Facts on File

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


World History: Modern - ABC-Clio
"Spanning the globe from 1500 to the present, this comprehensive database combines a wealth of research sources."+
User's Guide


World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society - ABC-Clio
"Recently revised, improved, and expanded, this user-friendly database is an invaluable online resource that presents comprehensive information and unique insights into the military conflicts that have defined our world from antiquity to today."+
User's Guide

European and World History eBooks


Virtual Library - Gale-Cengage
This virtual collection contains hundreds of reference titles on all subjects.
Video Tutorials: Basics, Browse and Search, Advanced Searches, or Print: Tip Sheet


Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
This encyclopedia traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetratorsand 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
"This comprehensive reference resource provides 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."+
Guided Tour and Quick Tips

World Religions Database


World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy
"This comprehensive reference resource provides 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."+
Guided Tour and Quick Tips

World & I Magazine Database


World & I

" covers the full spectrum of Social Studies curricula, from Civics to World Culture Studies. It is the ultimate educational resource of expert contributions for junior and senior high school students, and teachers of all grades."+

World Data Service


World Data Analyst
"This rich trove of current and historical statistics on the countries of the world makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy. Plus, World Data Analyst allows users to create tables, charts, and even export the information to a spreadsheet . . . . Users can also link to country articles from the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia."+
Guided Tour

Power Searches


ABC-CLIO Social Studies Web
Access the six history databases from ABC-CLIO through this page.
Guided Tour


Facts On File online database portal

Access all of the Facts on File history databases from this page.

Power Search - Gale

Power Search - Gale
Search through all of the Gale Cengage databases and eBooks simultaneously.
Video Tutorials: Basic Search, or  Browse and Search

+ = Annotations provided by publishers

# = Databases provided by the New Jersey State Library