Historical Abstracts

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Historical Abstracts is an index of scholarly literature covering world history from the 15th century to the present. It covers all countries and regions, excluding the United States and Canada (for those countries, see America: History and Life). Subjects covered include world history, military history, women’s history, history of education, and more. Resource types indexed include journal articles, magazines, books, and dissertations. The database includes indexing for over 2,300 journals in 40 languages.

This database is the electronic continuation of the print index Historical Abstracts.



For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

Dates covered

1863 - present.

Type of coverage

Citations with indexing and abstracts.

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