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Resource Guide:
Western Civilization 2

Digital Open Education Resources

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Renaissance
  • Scientific Revolution
  • Reformation
  • Protestant Reformation
  • Mercantile system
  • Capitalism
  • Habsburg OR Hapsburg
  • Colonialism
  • Colonies -- History
  • Colonization -- History
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)
  • Versailles, Treaty of, June 28, 1919 (Germany)
  • World War, 1939-1945–Europe
  • World War, 1939-1945–Pacific Area
  • World War, 1939-1945–Moral and ethical aspects
  • Cold War, 1945-1989
  • Communism
  • Germany (West)
  • Post-communism
  • Democratization
  • Neocolonialism

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • American Communist History
  • Britain and the World
  • Central European History
  • Economic History Review
  • European Affairs
  • European History Quarterly
  • European Legacy
  • Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (online)
  • The German Quarterly

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Taking Sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in Western CivilizationCB 245 .T287 2000
World War I: the essential reference guideD 510 .W68 2016
World War II: the definitive encyclopedia and document collectionD 740 .E516 2016
1989: the struggle to create post-Cold War EuropeD 860 .S2694 2009
Burned Bridge: how East and West Germans made the Iron CurtainDD 258.85 .G35 S44 2011
Transatlantic slavery: against human dignityE 441 .T69 1994
Slavery and the slave trade: a short illustrated historyHT 861 .W34
Crossings: Africa, the Americas and the Atlantic Slave TradeeBook 2013
European Monarchies From 1814 to 1906 : A Century of RestorationseBook 2017
Consumption and Violence: Radical Protest in Cold-War West GermanyeBook 2014