History Subject Guide

This page lists only subject-specific resources for History. General information about searching for resources is available on the Guides page and in the options at the right (or at the bottom) of this page.

On this page:


Find History Books

See the Find Books page for general information about finding books, including how to:

  • search LibCat
  • understand call numbers
  • locate books on the shelves
  • request books that are not immediately accessible

Dictionary of National Biography

The Dictionary of National Biography, a biographical reference for deceased persons notable in British history, is available through the Online Books Page.

Finding Book Reviews

Several of the journal article databases the library subscribes to allow you to limit your results to book reviews. This option is usually found in the Advanced Search area.

Also check out Reviews in History from University of London.

Find History Journal Articles

See the Find Articles page for general information about finding magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, including how to:

  • search specialized databases
  • understand the difference between a scholarly journal and a magazine
  • request articles that are not immediately accessible

The History-specific databases the library has access to (be sure to select the link for your campus!):

  • JSTOR (UH Hilo access)
    Access to select full-text academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in multiple disciplines. Archived journal coverage is from first issue of each title, but does not include current content.
  • JSTOR (Hawai╩╗i CC access)
    Access to select full-text academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in multiple disciplines. Archived journal coverage is from first issue of each title, but does not include current content.
  • History Reference Center (EBSCO) (UH Hilo access)
    Full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
  • History Reference Center (EBSCO) (Hawai╩╗i CC access)
    Full-text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cove-rto-cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (UH Hilo access)
    Over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes). Includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more. Includes works published in the UK during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere. Full-text searchable - every word on more than 33 million pages. View the digital page images and save, bookmark, print and download works.
  • European Views of the Americas (EBSCO) (UH Hilo access)
    A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Based on ÔÇťEuropean Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,ÔÇŁ the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. More than 32,000 entries. Index only, no full text.
  • European Views of the Americas (EBSCO) (Hawai╩╗i CC access)
    A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. Based on ÔÇťEuropean Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,ÔÇŁ the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. More than 32,000 entries. Index only, no full text.
  • Chronicling America (Free access for all users)
    Website from the Library of Congress with digitized historic newspapers. Coverage from 1789 to about 1963. Includes many historic Hawai╩╗i papers.

Find History Websites and Images

A list of websites and images for history topics.

Find Hawai╩╗i History Sources

Find Hawai╩╗i History sources