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Class Guide: Non-Western Humanities History

You will provide information about the 20th century history of your country, especially indicating how your country was formed into a country.


Reference Materials

Regional Surveys of the World. Call number varies.
Heavy on political history and economics.
World Today Series. Call number varies.
Heavy on history, culture, politics.
Africana, The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience Reference DT 14 .A37435 2005
Dictionary of Twentieth Century Culture, Hispanic Culture of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Reference F 2234 .H794 1996 
Useful timeline and topical table of contents.
Dictionary of Twentieth Century Culture, Hispanic Culture of South America Reference F 2237 .H57 1995 
Useful timeline and topical table of contents.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures Reference F 1406 .E515
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia Reference DS 4 .L48 2002
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa Reference DS 43 E53 2004


To locate books on the history of your country do a subject seach in the Library Catalog. These are some suggested searches:

Search Example
[country] Brazil
[country] history Brazil history
[country] civilization Brazil civilization


Academic OneFile 
Multidisciplinary database covering a wide range of academic areas.
Academic Search Complete 
This database offers thousands of full-text titles in a wide variety of disciplines.
Christian Science Monitor  
Indexing and full text coverage of this national newspaper from 1988-present.
History Study Center 
Primary and secondary history collections providing access to British, American and world history sources, full text articles and reference materials.
JSTOR is an archive of digitized journal articles ranging in date from the 1700's to the early 2000's. These collections span a variety of subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.
New York Times and New York Times Historical 
Comprehensive coverage from 1851-present.

Web Resources

BBC News: Country Profiles
CIA: The World Factbook
Country Studies 
These are the online equivalents of the Area Handbook Series mentioned above
U S Department of State Background Notes
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