World History at


At KMLA students have access to the following sources (only book series, magazines listed) :

Encyclopedias, Actual and Historical Issues :
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1st edition 1768-1771 (Reprint 1968) [G]; Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1902 edition (10th edition), posted by; under construction; Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 edition, posted as Classic Encyclopedia; 1911 edition (11th edition), posted by Online Encyclopedia; Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition (KMLA Library)
Catholic Encyclopedia, 1917 edition
Jewish Encyclopedia, 1901-1906 edition
Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1885-1892 edition, in German; 1902-1909 edition, in German; use search option "Nur in Meyers-1905"
Brockhaus Conversations-Lexikon 1809-1811 in German; use search option "Nur in Brockhaus-1809"; Brockhaus Bilder-Conversations-Lexikon 1837-1841, in German; use search option "Nur in Brockhaus-1837"; Brockhaus Konversationslexikon, 1894-1896 edition, in German
Herders Conversations-Lexikon 1854-1857, in German; use search option "Nur in Herder-1854"
Pierer's Universal-Lexikon 4th ed. 1857-1865, in German; use search option "Nur in Pierer-1857"
Funk & Wagnalls, New Standard Encyclopedia, 25 volumes + index, NY & London 1931-1936 [G]

Yearbooks, Annuals :
Annual Register, vols. 1-21 (1758-1778), posted by Bodleian Library, Oxford University
Britannica Book of the Year; volumes 1913, 1942-1997, 1999, 2002 [G]; KMLA Library has vol. 1998, 2006
A4 size books of c.1000 pages each, published by Encyclopaedia Britannica, covering events and developments by article. [G]
Americana Annual; volumes 1927-1928, 1930-1941, 1943-1947, 1950-1954, 1957-1981, 1983-1990, 1992-1995, 1997-1998, 2000-2002, 2005-2006, 2008 [G]
Statesman's Yearbook; volumes 1878, 1889, 1895, 1898, 1901-1902, 1904-1907, 1910, 1912, 1918, 1919, 1924-1926, 1928-1929, 1932-1933, 1937, 1942-1943, 1961-1962, 1962-1963, 1970-1971, 1973-1974, 1975-1976 to 1976-1977, 1978-1979 to 2011; Books of 1500 to 2000 pages each, containing reference to states (extracts from statistical yearbooks). [G]; Internet Archive provides links to scanned volumes 1867-1921
(New) International Year Book, A Compendium of the World's Progress, 1898-1900, 1907-1910, 1913-1914, 1916-1926, 1928-1935, 1937-1946, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1961-1962 [G]; Internet Archive provides links to scans of volumes of 1925-1959
Meyers Konversationslexikon, annual supplements 1879/1880, 1880/1881, 1881/1882, 1882/1883 [G], 1890/1891, 1891/1892, in German
Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia Yearbook 1932-1944, 1946, 1952, 1954, 1961, 1982-1983 [G]
Commonwealth Yearbook 1989 [G]
Yearbook on International Communist Affairs 1968, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1989 [G]
Pacific Islands Yearbook 1972 [G]
Middle East Yearbook 1978 [G]
South and East Africa Yearbook and Guide 1920, 1949 [G]
Statistical Yearbooks Indonesia 1977-78, 1994; South Africa 1974, 1989-90, 2000-01, 2002-03, UK 2000, 2002, 2004, Poland (Concise) 1965, 1972 [G]
Other National Yearbooks UAE 1998, USSR Novosty Press Agency YB 1972, Hindustan YB and Who is Who 1957, Ceylon Year Book 1948; China Yearbook 1966-1967, 1996, 2001 [G]
British Elections and Parties Yearbook 1991 [G]
Brassey's Annual, The Armed Forces Yearbook 1956, 1973 [G]
The Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1862-1864, 1868, 1878-1883, 1886, 1894, 1902 [LSJ]
Time Capsule 1923, 1925, 1927, 1929, 1932-1933, 1939-1945, 1950, 1956, 1959, 1968, A History of the Year Condensed from the Pages of Time [G]
Facts on File News Dictionary 1965, 1976, 1980 [G]
Censored. The News that Didn/t Make the News, and Why 1994-1996 [G]
Chronicle of the Year 1987, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1997 [G]

Historical Dictionaries :
published by Scarecrow : Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Revolutionary China, Congo (Zaire), Czech Rep., Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Modern Italy, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, Yugoslavia [KMLA Library]
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Burundi, Brazil, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, P.R, China, Colombia, Congo (Rep.), Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, European Community, France : Fourth and Fifth Republics, 1946-1991, French and Netherlands Antilles, Gabon, Gambia, Contemporary Germany, Ghana, Guam & Micronesia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Gulf States, Hong Kong & Macao, India, Israel, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Korea (ROK), Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger. Nigeria, Oceania, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain : Modern Spain 1700-1988, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Upper Volta, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Olympic Movement, United Nations, United States in Latin America [G]
by other publishers : China - a Cultural and Historical Dictionary [KMLA Library]; An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of China; Dillon, Dictionary of Chinese History, Hunter, Concise Dictionary of Japanese History; Roth, Dictionary of War Journalism; Minahan, Nations without States, A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements; Berner, The Spanish-American War [G]
Oxford Companion to British History; Oxford Classical Dictionary [KMLA Library]; Penguin Dictionary of Ancient History [G]
Philip Mattar, Encyclopedia of the Palestinians; S.C. Tucker, Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War [G]
W.S. Roeder, Dictionary of European History [G]; D. Urwin, Dictionary of European History & Politics since 1945; Facts on File Dictionary of European History 1485-1789 [G]
Fest, Dictionary of German History 1806-1945 [G]; Kirk, Cassell's Dictionary of Modern German History [G]; F.J. Coppa, Dictionary of Modern Italian History [G]
Hickey/Doherty, A Dictionary of Irish History since 1800 [G]; Kenyon, A Dictionary of British History [G]; Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World [G]; Donnachie & Hewitt, Collins Dictionary of Scottish History, Donaldson/Morpeth, A Dictionary of Scottish History [G]; L.W. Cowrie, A Dictionary of British Social History [G]
Bercuson/Granatstein, Collins Dictionary of Canadian History [G]
E. Papinot, Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan [G]
Olson, Ethnohistorical Dictionary of Africa, of China [G]
Belchem / Price, A Dictionary of Nineteenth Century World History [G]
G.H. Demetrakopoulos, Dictionary of Orthodox Theology; W.H. MacLeod, Historical Dictionary of Sikhism; L.W. Adamec, The A to Z of Islam; Westminster Dictionary of Church History; Solomon, Historical Dictionary of Judaism; Fischel, Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust, W.D. Bailey, Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft; Lamb/Docherty, Historical Dictionary of Socialism, Reill/Wilson, Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment; Boles/Hoeveler, Historical Dictionary of Feminism; Macoy, A Dictionary of Freemasonry, Salda, Historical Dictionary of the World Bank [G]
Dictionary of Historic Documents (Facts on File) [G]
Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology; Biographical Dictionary of the Middle East; Biographical Dictionary of Modern World Leaders, 1992 to the Present [G]

Historical Mail Order Catalogues :
Kaufhaus des Westens 1913 (Reprint), Warenhaus A. Wertheim, 1903-1904 (Reprint), Centrum Spring/Summer 1969; Spring/Summer 1972 (GDR, or.), Quelle Spring/Summer 1975 (or.), Konsum Spring/Summer 1962 (GDR, or.), Aux Classes Laborieuses, Hiver 1911, Hiver 1913, Hiver 1922; Au Bon Marche, Ete 1901 (or.) [G]
Sears & Roebuck 1897 [KMLA Library], 1897, 1900, 1909, 1923 [G]; Harrods 1929 [G]

Newspapers, Magazines
DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals : History and Archaeology; maintained at Lund University Library
The Economist; biweekly magazine on politics and economics, published in London. We have the issues 2000-2001 (almost complete, [G]); since 2002 [KMLA Library]
The World's Work . V - Nov.1902-Apr. 1903, XII - May to October 1906, XXIII - Nov.1911 to April 1912 [G] see editions posted online
Punch . issues 1897-1900, 1901 II, 1904 [G]; see editions posted online

The following newspapers/magazines are accessible online. The service, unless listed otherwise, is not free. The search engines deliver a large number of hits, but often only a part of those is relevant.
Simplicissimus German satirical magazine (lots of cartoons) 1896-1944 : posted by Klassik Stiftung Weimar etc.

Bodleian Library, Oxford Univ., Online Newspapers - Gentleman's Magazine 1731-1750, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1843-1863, and others; free of charge
The Online Books Page. Serials, links, maintained at UPenn
Newspaper Archive; requires registration, charges modest fee. As of Oct. 30th 2006, has Times of London 1788-1833; NY Times 1857-1909
(London) Times Archive, issues since 1785, charges for days/months/years of usage, moderate charges
New York Times, issues since 1851 online; charges for individual article; here the index of selected NYTimes articles accessible free of charge
Jewish Chronicle, since 1841, online, for full access subscription required
The Atlantic (1857-1964; since 1992)
Time Magazine, Archive, since 1923
Newsweek Archive, since 1993
The Economist : Research, reaches back to 1997
The Guardian Archive; issues since 1998, also from the Observer
Illustrated London News, Indices online
Punch, posted by Gutenberg Library Online, issues 1841, 1890-1893, 1914-1920; no images; Online Books Page at UPenn provides links to many other volumes; until 1922 almost complete
The Atlantic Monthly, posted by Gutenberg Library Online, issues 1858-1867
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, posted by Gutenberg Library Online, issues 1843-1844, 1847
The Great Round World and What is Going on in it, History of our own times, many 1897 issues and a few 1898 issues posted by Gutenberg Library Online; April-June 1899 [G]
Harpers' New Monthly Magazine, issues since 1850 online; usage of archive requires subscription
Papers Past (Digitized Collection of New Zealand Newspapers 1839-1920), FREE
Australian Newspaper Digitization Project 1803-1954
Newspapers SG (Singapore Newspapers 1831-2006)
Newspaper Digitization Projects, from ICON
Kranten - historisch, from Dutch language site
Netherlands : Search Archief Leeuwarder Courant (1752-) in Dutch
Search Digitaal Krantenarchief at Regionaal Archief Leiden, in Dutch
Germany : Digitalisate : Zeitungen, from : Die digitale Bibliothek, mostly in German
Augspurgische Ordinari-Postzeitung, 1770-1806 online, in German
Austria : Austrian Newspapers Online
Sweden : Digitaliserade svenska dagstidningar, from KB Stockholm
Norway : Digitale Aviser, from Nasjonalbiblioteket, 1763-

Archive Editions; ProQuest, IDC Publishers; Scholarly Resources Online Guides (Thomson & Gale); Adam Matthew Publications
Colonial Reports; London Illustrated News, at Abebooks

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