History and Political Science
This subject guide contains a non-inclusive list of resources not only housed in the Henry Pfeiffer Library, but also electronic sources, some of which may be accessed from off campus. It is designed to serve as a starting point for research in the fields of History and Political Science.
Library of Congress Classification Headings
History books can be found under the “D,” “E,” and “F” headings in the stacks. For a more detailed breakdown of the headings, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline here and here . Political Science books can be found under the “J” heading. A breakdown of the heading can be found here . You can search the Pfeiffer Library online book catalog here.
Select Reference Books
Rulers and Governments of the World, Ref. D11 .R84
Wilson Calendar of World History, Ref. D11 .W65 1999
Historic Documents, Ref. E839.5 .H57
A Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century World History, Ref. D356 .D53 1994
A Dictionary of Twentieth Century History: 1914-1990, Ref. D419 .T44 1992
Dictionary of American History, E174 .D52 1976
The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Institutions, Ref. JA61 .B56 1987
The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought, Ref. JA61 .B57 1987
The Encyclopedia of Democracy, Ref. JC423 .E53 1995
Clements’ Encyclopedia of World Governments, Ref. JF37 .C53
Taylor’s Encyclopedia of Government Officials, Federal and State, Ref. JK6 .T36
Safire’s New Political Dictionary, Ref. JK9 .S2 1993
Electronic Books on Credo Reference
Refer to the Tutorials page for tips on how to search in particular databases.
Academic Search Premier
A general database containing abstracts for over 8,000 journals, and full-text for more than 4,500 of those titles. This database may be accessed from off campus.
OmniFile Full Text Select
A general database indexing over 1,600 full-text titles. This database may be accessed from off campus.
A database with electronic access to Harper’s Weekly from 1857-1912.
Journal of Illinois History
Journal of the Early Republic
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
OAH Magazine of History
Pennsylvania Magazine of History of Biography
Willa Cather Newsletter and Review
Journal of Politics
Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs
Making of America
Digital library of primary sources in American history.
Digital collections on a variety of historical topics from the Library of Congress.
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Historic documents in law, history and diplomacy.
Voice of the Shuttle
A variety of history links from the University of California-Santa Barbara.
Legislative information from the Library of Congress.
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