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History of World Civilization Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope: Resources for the study of the history of world civilizations from the ancient period to the present
Call number areas to browse:
C1-51 Auxiliary Sciences of History, CB3-482 History of Civilization, CC1-960 Archaeology, D1-2009 World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc., DA-DR History of Europe, DS1-937 History of Asia, DT1-3415 History of Africa, DU1-950 History of Oceania (South Seas), E11-143 America, F1201-3799 Latin America. Spanish America
Keywords to search: ancient; civilization; history; names of geographical regions (e.g. Mesoamerica, Oceania, Carthage); names of civilizations (Aztecs, Egyptians, Babylonians, Gupta, Vikings); names of time periods, empires, or dynasties (Akkadian, Zhou, Sui, Kush); pre-history; archaeology; antiquities; names of leaders and significant individuals (Senusret, Confucius)

Subjects to search:
World history
Civilization, Ancient
History, Ancient
Cities and towns, Ancient
Historical geography
Prehistoric peoples
Human beings—History
Extinct cities

Books in our catalog:
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Cassell’s chronology of world history: dates, events and ideas that made history (REF D11.W635 2005)
Berkshire encyclopedia of world history (REF D23.B45 2005)
Global history: cultural encounters from antiquity to the present (D20.G57 2004)
The Greenwood encyclopedia of daily life: a tour through history from ancient times to the present (D20.G57 2004)
The human story: our history, from the Stone Age to today (D23.D38 2004)
Religions of the ancient world: a guide (BL687.R47 2004)
Women’s history in global perspective (HQ1121.W88585 2004)

Library Resources:
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Expanded Academic Index/ASAP
Historical Abstracts
OmniFile Full Text Select
Oxford Reference Online Premuium
Oxford University Press
Project Muse
World History in Context

Internet Resources:

The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
has a guide for studying the subject and is a directory of links to valid, qualified websites.

Companion website to NOVA’s “Secrets of Lost Empires” series.

British Museum. View timelines, slideshows, and brief descriptions of cities, religions, buildings, and other historical themes.

Livius Collection of articles on ancient history.

Exploring Ancient World Cultures site is a collection of essays, timelines, images, and links on ancient world cultures.