World Civilizations - Research #1

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Gale PowerSearch

Explore Gale through 'Search' bar. Choose 'Content type' (books, journals, etc), limit to 'Full Text Documents', and narrow by 'Subject'. Continue to narrow using 'Subjects', 'Document Type', 'Search Within Results', etc. Topical documents and analysis are available from many different Gale Databases.

ABC-CLIO World History: The Modern Era

Explore ABC-CLIO Modern Era by 'Time Period' and by 'Topic' for primary documents, topical articles, and analysis. Site Search and Advanced Search functions are also available.

Primary Source Documents

The Avalon Project : primary documents in law, history, and diplomacy

A collection of primary source, digitized documents relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government. Collected by the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

A directory and database compiled to support learning and research for courses in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures, modern European, American, and Latin American history. Compiled by Paul Halsall at Fordham University.

Online / Digital Textbooks

Boundless World History

Essentially a history book, created by Boundless for Lumen Learning, this indexed series of articles is a complete modern history course and covers many assigned research topics.

Print and Digitized Books
Read instructions to find FREE Google Books

List of print books on library cart

Students may use copy machine or cell phones to copy or photograph content as needed.

Google Books

Source for copyright free book resources. (Choose "Tools", "Any books", and scroll down to select "Free Google books." If too many books in foreign language, use Advanced Search to narrow to English only

Selected additional resources

Modern and Contemporary European History (book)

A study of European history, among other things, this book appears to describe effects upon environment created by the Industrial Revolution (Chap 3; pp 25-44). Written by Jacob Salwyn Schapiro

The Napoleon Series

A directory and database of information about Napoleon and the Napoleonic Era compiled on behalf of the International Napoleonic Society

Identity, Enlightenment and Political Dissent in Late Colonial Spanish America

Create a free account to read up to 6 articles / month (OR THIS ARTICLE SIX TIMES)

Web Search


Search Carefully. When choosing resources, consider the source and reliability of the information. Who is responsible and are they a reliable resource?

Google Scholar

Most articles are not easily accessible but some are and we can sometimes pull specific articles from universities we may be able to access. JStor, for instance, offers 'free' access to 6 articles per month.

Research Organizer & Citation Tools

NoodleTools Notecards and Citations

Online tool to track your sources, take notes, create outlines, and format Works Cited. Students need to follow instructions below to register.

NoodleTools REGISTRATION instructions

Follow these instructions to: register for NoodleTools as Warsaw CSD student, to create your first project, and to share project with teacher

NoodleTools, Citations, and Formatting

Headers, in-text citations, sample MLA Style research paper, and other formatting supports.