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Resources at Watson Library

Watson Library has a variety of books and eBooks on History and related topics. The books listed below are a sampling of what we have available in the library - to find more, check our library catalog, or contact us for help! 

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The American Women's Almanac: 500 Years of Making History
This essential book illustrates the important events and figures surrounding the suffrage movement; literature, art, and music; business leaders and breakthroughs; political history and office holders.
Visible Ink Press 2020


Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters: 956 Confederate and Union Naval and Military Personnel, Contractors, Politicians, Officials, Steamboat Pilots and Others
Included in this biographical encyclopedia are Union and Confederate naval officers down to the rank of mate; enlisted sailors who won the Medal of Honor, or otherwise distinguished themselves or who...
McFarland 2015


Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World
The Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World provides readers with comprehensive coverage of the medieval world, from the fall of Rome to the European Renaissance, including Western…
Facts On File 2008

Resources On The Web

  • National Women's History Museum
    An innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society.
  • Library of Congress U.S History Primary Source Timeline
    Explore important topics and moments in U.S. history through historical primary sources from the Library of Congress.
  • National Archives
    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper.There are approximately 13.28 billion pages of textual records; 10 million maps, charts, and architectural and engineering drawings; 44.4 million still photographs, digital images, filmstrips, and graphics; 40 million aerial photographs; 563,000 reels of motion picture film; 992,000 video and sound recordings; and 1,323 terabytes of electronic data.
  • World History Encyclopedia
    A non-profit organization publishing the world's most-read history encyclopedia.
  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
    The leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources.

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