Provides full text online access to the complete 300-plus volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.
Also in print, (Olin Reference E183.7 .E52x 2002 +)
In print, only
Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies
Call Number: Olin Reference E45 E53x 1993
A comprehensive encyclopedia of the American colonies, including not only the original 13 British colonies, but the French, Dutch and Spanish colonies, as well. The encyclopedia provides a comparative treatment of topics, either in one comparative essay or several focusing on the different colonies. The encyclopedia also offers some coverage of the interaction of the colonies with native peoples.
The Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America
Call Number: Olin Reference E 188 E56
Encyclopedia of the Confederacy
Call Number: Olin Reference E487 .E56
Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century
Call Number: Olin Reference E169.1 .E626x 2001
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: a Political, Social, and Military History
Call Number: Olin Reference E468 .H47x 2000
Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Call Number: Olin Reference F 209 .E56 1989
Women during the Civil War : an encyclopedia
Call Number: Olin Reference E628 .H37x 2004
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War : a political, social, and military history
also available in print, (Olin Reference CT213 .A68x 1999 +). Offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, whose lives have shaped the nation. Features thousands of illustrations, hyperlinked cross-references and links to select web sites.
also in print, (Olin Reference Z5305. U5 B61 +). Biography and Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.
The standard work for English biography. 50,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2000. Also in print, (Olin Reference CT773 .D55)
This set reproduces entries from biographical sources. Includes Canadians. American biographical index (Olin Library Reference CT213 .A511 1998 +) This 10 volume set serves as an index to the microfice.
Archives Biographiques Françaises
Call Number: Microfiche CT1003 .I532 1990
Reproduces entries from nearly 180 biographical sources published from the earliest time to 1914. Includes supplements of omissions. Indexed by Archives Biographiques Françaises (Olin Reference CT1003 .I53x 1998 +). Useful both as an index to the microfiche and as independent resource, providing dates, occupations, and citations to both printed sources and the microfiche set.
British biographical Archive
Call Number: Microfiche CT773 .B86
A one-alphabet cumulation of 324 of the most important English-language biographical reference works, other than the Dictionary of National Biography, originally published between 1601 and 1929. Indexed by British Biographical Index (Olin Reference +CT773 .B86 1998). Useful both as an index to the microfiche and as independent resource, providing dates, occupations, and citations to both printed sources and the microfiche set.
Dictionnaire de Biographie Française
Call Number: Olin Reference CT143 .D55 +
An important dictionary of national biography, unfortunately still incomplete (to date up to L). More convenient to use, but not nearly as extensive as the microfiche set above.
This guide describes online access to the contemporary Federal censuses and the historical census.
Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
Call Number: Olin Library Reference, HA 202 A385 1976 +
International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia, and Oceania 1750-1993
Call Number: Olin Reference HA4675 .M552x 1998
International Historical Statistics: the Americas, 1750-1993
Call Number: Olin Reference HA175 .M55x 1998
Presents comparative statistics for 26 North, Central, and South American countries, mostly from the mid-19th century to the early 1970s. Tables are grouped in 11 broad subject areas.
International Historical Statistics: Europe, 1750-1993
Call Number: Olin Reference HA 1107 M5x 1998
Official and unofficial statistical sources were used to provide comparative data for the 26 European countries (including Russia) treated.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Call Number: Latest volume in Olin Library Reference, HA202 .U58
Standard annual summary of statistics on the social, political and economic organization of the United States. A fabulous statistical reference and guide to other statistical publications and sources.
Published by the US government from 1878 - 2012. PDFs of print editions available on the U.S. Census Bureau website. Later editions published by Proquest.
Earlier volumes, back to volume 1 (1878), available in the Olin stacks, and other Cornell campus library locations.