Starting Points

NU Reference (Gale Virtual Reference Library) – History Collection

Collection of online encyclopedias and reference sources in History. You can search an individual encyclopedia, all of the History titles, or the entire NU Reference collection.

American History Association’s Guide to Historical Literature

Annotated bibliography of secondary sources covering all periods of history and all countries. Available in print at the Kirkland Campus Library.

Article Databases


Articles from core journals in many academic disciplines.

Research Library Complete

Covers all subject areas — find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, dissertations and theses, and more.

Academic Search Premier

One of the best sources for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on all academic subjects.


Guide to searching NU’s archives collections as well as freely available digital archives.

Primary Sources

Guide to finding primary sources in NU’s collections and beyond.

Loeb Classical Library

Extensive collection of Greek and Latin texts with English translations.


David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

The historical map collection has over 41,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.

Web Sites

Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
Chronicling America
Digital Public Library of America
History Matters
HistoryLink: The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
Library of Congress Country Studies
Washington State Rural Heritage
World Digital Library
World Heritage Sites database