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History of Western Civilization Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope: Resources for the history of western civilization from the ancient world to the modern day world.

Call Numbers: C, D
Keywords to search: civilization, pre-history, ancient history, medieval, names of   time periods (ex. Middle ages, Renaissance), peasants, Protestantism, names of empires (Ex. Greek, Roman, Byzantine), countries, rulers, Reformation, Catholic Church, names of wars,
Subjects to search (Library of Congress):

Civilization, Western


Civilization, Ancient

Civilization, Anglo-Saxon

Civilization, Arab

Civilization, Celtic

Civilization, Classical

Civilization, Greco-Roman

Civilization, Medieval

Civilization, Modern


Europe—Civilization – History

Europe—Civilization – History – 16 th Century

Europe—Civilization – History – 17 th Century

Europe—Civilization – History –1492-1648

Greece – Civilization

Greece – History



Rome – Civilization

Rome – History

Rome--History--Germanic Invasions, 3rd-6th Centuries

Books in our catalog:

Gale Virtual Reference Library (r)
History in Dispute    REF D20.H56 2000

Encyclopedia of World Biography    REF CT103.E56 1998

World History: A Dictionary of Important People, Places, and Events from Ancient Times to the Present    REF D9.W47 1994

Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia    REF HQ1115.W6 1999

Library Resources:

America: History and Life

Biography Reference Bank
Cambridge University Press

Historical Abstracts
Humanities International Complete
OmniFile Full Text Select
Oxford University Press
Project Muse
U.S. History in Context
World History in Context

Library Subject Guides:

Western Civilization: Pre-history

Western Civilization: Ancient

Western Civilization: Medieval

Western Civilization: Sixteenth Century

Western Civilization: Seventeenth Century

Western Civilization: Eighteenth Century

Western Civilization: Nineteenth Century

Western Civilization: Twentieth Century

Internet Resources:

HistoryNet - Collection of frequently updated articles, reviews, and photographs about historical events around the world.

Best of History Web Sites - an award-winning portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts.


Western Civilization - various links to Western Civilization sites.

Maps from Google Directory

WTPS World History Links

BYU EuroDocs: Primary Historical Document From Western Europe -- Selected Transcriptions, Facsimiles and Translations

Eyewitness to History – eyewitness accounts to different periods of history.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School – documents from different centuries