Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blackwell Reference Online; Blackwell Companions to American History

The Stanford Library has recently acquired Blackwell Reference Online, an online library that contains over 350 reference volumes published by Blackwell. Of special interest to American historians is the series Blackwell Companions to American History

Each volume in the Blackwell Companions to American History contains chapters written by scholars in the field; the overall set contains titles ranging from A Companion to Colonial America to A Companion to post-1945 America. Whether writing a seminar paper or preparing for Ph.D. oral exams, the Blackwell Companions are an excellent resource to gain a grasp on current historiography. While we have print copies of each title in the circulating and reference collections in Green Library, the online editions allow for cross-searching of multiple titles in the series, including titles dealing with European and World history. Blackwell Reference Online also includes links to articles in History Compass, an e-journal of review articles in history published by Blackwell.

Check out the range of history resources in Blackwell Reference Online. It's an outstanding resource.