Welcome to the History Portal! This homepage is designed to introduce you to the most frequently used secondary sources available at the JMU Libraries for reseach in History. To find specialized primary and secondary sources, use the tabs above to choose a particular region or time period.
It's often a good idea to begin with broad information on a topic, and move to more narrowly focused books and articles as you develop your topic.
Reference Universe can help. It locates useful articles in JMU's reference collection, both printed and online, by searching back-of-the-book indexes and article titles in many encyclopedias. It then retrieves the page numbers where there are articles on your topic, or links to pages where articles begin.
Type a word or phrase in the box and click Search.
Remember: History is Everything!
You may want to use the guides for Sociology, Psychology, or Economics, among others, to find research sources.