World History Collection

What is it?

  • World History Collection features well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field.

  • It provides access to over 130 full text history journals and is updated every few months.

Getting Started

Access World History Collection through any web browser:

  1. Go to the library’s website and click on the orange Research & Learning button and then on the Articles, Research & Information button.

  2. Click on History & Social Sciences and then on the World History Collection link. You will be prompted to log in with your Patron ID # (back of card) and PIN number.

  3. You are not required to create an account but can do so by selecting Sign in with Google or Microsoft at the top of the page. Creating an account will allow you to fully use the My Folder and Highlights and Notes Features.

Using World History Collection

  1. Use World History Collection by searching for articles by keyword, subject, publication title, and entire document or by using the Topic Finder to discover other topics related to your keyword(s). As you type your search term in the box, you will find other possible terms from which to choose.

  2. Keyword searches work well for less common words such as proper nouns. Subject searches should be conducted using only 1 or 2 words, with the most important word first. Publication Title searches are useful if you need a particular journal or magazine. Searching the Entire Document will search for a particular line of text or unusual phrase.

  3. The article’s webpage provides publication information. Your search term(s) will be highlighted in red within the article. You also have the option to listen to an audio version of the article or download the .mp3 recording by clicking the “Listen” button below the publication information.

  4. Citation Tools allows you to create a citation for the article in one of three citation styles. The Highlights and Notes feature allows you to make and save annotations within an article. All annotations can be accessed by clicking “More” at the top of the page. You may download, print, and email a .pdf of the article as well as translate it into 40 languages.