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World History II – Leadership Research Project

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Research Databases

Using off-campus? Click here for the necessary login information. You will need to enter your portal username and password to gain acess to login information.

Research hint: develop a list of search terms and use the Advanced Search feature in databases to search for your person by subject combined with one of your search terms.

Great Lives from History Online Database - Historical and current biographies

Modern History Online - Covers the people, places, and events in the broad expanse of history from mid-15th century to the present.

World History in Context - History database covering all time periods

SIRS (Social Issues) - Book, periodical and primary sources

Ebsco - General database for all research

Historical Newspapers - Newspapers back to 1860's

Times Topics - Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from A M Castle & Company to Zyuganov, Gennadi A. This archive of New York Times articles is available without charge on articles going back to 1981.

Encyclopedia Britannica - General encyclopedia, websites, magazines, primary sources, video clips


Destiny Book Catalog

Use the catalog to find books.  Look in the index or table of contents to find information about your subject that may relate to your topic.

When searching for an author or subject: Last Name, First Name

Reference Books

Speeches in World History by Suzanne McIntire (available in the library and online through Google Books)

Lend me your Ears: Great speeches (R 808.85 LEN)

Subject Encyclopedias  -  Look up the country, event, or the subject

Internet Sources

Wilsey Library Internet Resources - this page has internet resources that may be helpful.  Look under News and Information Sources at the bottom of the page and click on the link to NPR.  Try searching for your person on this site.

World Leaders- CIA

Historic Figures from the BBC 

History Channel audio and video clips of speeches etc.


Citing Sources

Citing Sources - St. Ignatius Citation Resource Page

Purdue Owl - Purdue University Citation Resource


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