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History: World History

Find information sources for use in history assignments or to learn more about a history topic.


This guide helps you find resources for your World History courses from library resources and reputable websites.

Find books

Books are an excellent resource for history research. Quickly determine if the book has what you need by using the book's table of contents and index.

Find eBooks

Find books in Thigpen Library

Search for books

Use Pioneer Search - "In the Library" to search for books by title, author, or subject. Login to your library account to request the book to be sent to your Vol State campus library.

Browse the library shelves

There is not a specific classification area for the study of world history. Browse these areas in the second floor stacks of Thigpen Library.

B - Religion & philosophy

D - World history

N - Art & architecture

Find articles in databases

Use one or more of these library databases to find articles on your history topic. Articles from scholarly academic journals are available.

Watch a streaming video

In the library's streaming video collections are documentaries and other videos on religion, culture, historical events and persons. The videos have transcripts that are searchable and take you quickly to any point in the video.

Recommended websites

These websites are from reputable publishers, but may not meet the requirements of an assignment. The sites are good sources of information to learn about and understand a topic.