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Modern European History

Scholarly guide to resources on the history of Europe from about 1500 CE to date

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Tips on Searching for History Books

Use Library Search to find books owned by Temple University Libraries. You can search by author, title, subject, or keyword.

Use the filters to the left of your search results to limit results by availability (print or online), publication date, topic, era, genre, and more.

Once you find a book that seems useful, check the list of Subject links in the item's record. Try these links to find additional books on the same topic. For example the subject: World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain, will take you to other titles about the home-front and other social impacts of World War I in Great Britain.

Book Reviews in History: The Basics

The core history journal databases —

  • America: History & Life for reviews of books written about the Western Hemisphere;
  • Historical Abstracts for reviews of books written about the Eastern Hemisphere;
  • JSTOR for reviews of history books with an imprint more than a few years old;
  • and ProjectMUSE for reviews of books published in the last several years —

All can be useful for finding scholarly book reviews, as can the interdisciplinary database Academic Search Complete. These databases cover, in addition to book reviews, scholarly journal articles, dissertations, editorials, and speeches, so be sure to limit your search to "Book Review" in both America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts, and to "Reviews" in JSTOR. You might try searching for the keywords "book" AND "review" in separate search boxes, or enter the phrase "review article" into a single search box.

The following are dedicated book review databases: