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History (World)   Tags: history, philosophy, religion, world history  

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World History is a field of historical study that emerged as a distinct academic field in the 1980s, and it examines history from a global perspective.


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  • Historical Abstracts  
    Citation database covering the history of the world outside of the United States and Canada. Citations are from over 1800 journals in 50 languages with emphasis on English titles worldwide.
  • JSTOR  
    Back volumes for 880 journals from volume 1, issue 1, but not the most current 2-5 years. About 20 titles have coverage through the most recent issue, and about 5 have current but not historical coverage. General subject areas include art & architecture, Asian studies, botany, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, language & literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology and statistics.

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