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World History

Find resources related to the study of world history.

What is in this guide?

Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

Use the resources listed in this guide to begin your research. Make sure that you pay attention to the search tips and examples featured on each page. They will help make your research more successful. If you are having trouble finding sources for your assignment, ask a librarian for help.

Research Starters

Recommended History Databases

They are great for finding all types of resources in one place and include both primary and secondary sources.

NOTE: To find background information in these databases, you will typically look for links to REFERENCE materials.

World History (Gale in Context) Homepage

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More History Databases

Go to the Library's database list, then click the All Subjects button.

From the drop-down menu, choose History.

Off-Campus Access to Online Databases:

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus are similar to what you use to access the PCC portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. The only difference is that you DO NOT include the last part of your email address ( in the username. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Have questions? Ask us!