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History Research Guide: Get started


Discover history-related resources available through the UW Library.

Library catalogue

Find print and electronic books, monographs, and government reports held by the Waterloo, Laurier, and Guelph university libraries.

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Enter topic terms in the search box, review your results, use the limits on the left to refine by format, library location, publication date, subject ...

Dana Porter Library's reference area

This collection is arranged according to the Library of Congress' classification scheme. You can borrow any of these items for 3 days (1 renewal is possible).

Door to the reference area, Dana Porter Library
Quotation wall and door leading from Browser's Cafe into the reference area,
Dana Porter Library. Photo: Jane Forgay.

History research databases of scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles

Find articles historians have published on your topic. From your search results, click on "Get it @ Waterloo"  to link to the articles subscribed to by UWLibrary.

National biographies

Billie Holiday; Jackie Onasis; Malcolm X;
ANB features Billie Holiday; Mark Twain; Jacqueline Onassis; Malcolm X, ...
And SO many more.

Graduate student information

Liaison librarian

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Jane Forgay
Jane Forgay
519-888-4567 x35417

History Department
University of Waterloo