Library

Information Sources for History

There are many information sources for history, both in print and online.  The following sources include books from the Reference Collection at Napa Valley College, online databases, print periodicals, and web resources.    The list of sources is not exhaustive; please consult with a Reference Librarian for additional suggestions. 

World History             United States History           California History             Local Napa History

World History

MAPS AND ATLASES

The following reference books at Napa Valley College may be helpful in your search for historical maps and related information on World History.

African History in Maps by Michael Kwamena-Pon et al. (1982) R911.6 AFR.

Atlas of the Holocaust by Martin Gilbert (1993) Call no. REF 940.5318 Gilbert.

Atlas of the Islamic World since 1500
 by Francis Robinson (1982) Call no. REF 911.17671 ROB.

Atlas of Medieval Europe
by Donald Matthew. (1983) Call no. REF 911.4

Atlas of Modern Jewish History by Evyatar Friesel (1990) Call no. R912.13058 FRI.

Atlas of Twentieth Century World History by Michael Dockrill  (1991) Call no. R911 Doctrill.

Atlas of World Culture:  A Geographical Guide to Ethnographic Literature by David H. Price (1990) Call no. R912.13058 Price.

Cultural Atlas of Japan by Martin Collcutt et al.  (1986) by Martin Collcutt et al.  Call no. REF 952 Col.

Cultural Atlas of Russia and the Soviet Union by Robin Milner-Gulland Call no. REF 947 MIL.

Firefly Great World Atlas by National Geographic (2005) Call no. R912.

Hammond Atlas of the World (1998) Call no. R912 Hammond.

A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People:  From the Time of the Patriarchs to the Present by Eli Barnavi, ed. (1992) Call no. R909.04924 Historical.

Historical Atlas of the Celtic World (2001) Call no. REF 911.364 Konstam.

Historical Atlas of Islam by Malise Ruthven (2004) Call no. REF 911.1767.

Historical Atlas of the Middle East (1993) by G.S.P. Freeman-Grenville  Call no. R911.56 Freeman-Grenville.

The Holocaust Encyclopedia Walter Laqueur, ed. (2001) Call no. REF 940.5318 Holocaust.

Muir's Historical Atlas - Ancient, Medieval and Modern (1955) Call no. REF 911 MU.

Oxford New Concise World Atlas by Oxford University Press (2003) Call no. R912 Oxford.

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe by Dennis P. Hupchick and Harold E. Cox (2001) Call no. R911.47 Hupchick.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome by Chris Scarre.  Call no. R911.37 Scarre.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia by John Channon  (1995) Call no. R947 Channon.

The Times Atlas of European History:  3,000 Years of History in Maps by Mark Almond et al. (1994) Call no. R911.4 Times.


DICTIONARIES

Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization by Graham Shipley et al. (2008)  Call no. REF 938.03 Cambridge.

China:  A Cultural and Historical Dictionary by Michael Dillon (1998) Call no. REF 951 China.

Concise Dictionary of Modern Japanese History by Janet E. Hunter (1984) Call no. REF 952.03 HUN.

Dictionary of East European History Since 1945 by Joseph Held.  (1994) Call no. REF 947.0803 Held.

A Dictionary of Indian History by Sachchidananda Bhattacharya (1967) Call no. R954 Bhattacharya.

Dictionary of the Middle Ages by Joseph R. Strayer, ed. (1982) Call no. REF 909.07 DIC.

Dictionary of the Middle East by Dilip Hiro (1996) Call no. REF 956.003 Hiro.

Dictionary of Modern Italian History by Frank J. Coppa, ed. (1985) Call no. R945.003 DIc.

Dictionary of Scandinavian History by Byron J. Nordstrom, ed.  (1986) Call no.  REF 948.003 Dic.

Historical Dictionary of Byzantium by John H. Rosser (2001)  Call no.  REF 494.502 Rosser.

Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World:  Britain, Ireland, Europe and America by John A. Wagner (1999) Call no. R942.05503 Wagner.

Historical Dictionary of Modern Spain 1700-1988 by Robert W. Kern, ed. (1990) Call no. REF 946.003 HIS.

Historical Dictionary of Terrorism by Sean K. Anderson and Stephen Sloan (2002)  Call no. REF 909 Anderson.

The Hutchinson Dictionary of World History (1993) Call no. REF 903 Hutchinson.

The Middle East:  A Political Dictionary by Lawrence Ziring (1992) Call no. REF 955.003 Ziring.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIAS

Ancient Europe 8000BC - AD 1000:  Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World  by Peter Bogucki & Pam J. Crabtree, eds.  (2004) Call no. REF 936 Ancient.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History by William H. McNeill, ed.  (2005) Call no. REF 903 Berkshire. 

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England by Michael Lapidge, ed. Call no. REF 942.01 Blackwell.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan by Richard Bowring and Peter Kornicki, eds. (1993) Call no. REF 952 Cambridge. 

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives by Francis Robinson, ed.  Call no. REF 954.003 CAM.

The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland by Christopher Haigh, ed. (1985) Call no.  R941.003 CAM.

Encyclopedia of the Crusades by Alfred J. Andrea (2003) Call no. REF 909.07 Andrea.

Encyclopedia of Ireland by Brian Lalor, ed. (2003)  Call no.  REF 940.5003 Encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of Japan by Dorothy Perkins (1991) Call no. REF 952.003 PER

Encyclopedia of the Victorian Era by James Eli Adams, ed. (2004) Call no. REF 941.081 Encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of the Viking Age by John Haywood (2000) Call no.  REF 948.022 Haywood.

Europe 1450-1789Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (2004)  Call no. 940.2 Europe.

Japan:  An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Alan Campbell and David S. Noble, eds.  (1993) Call no. REF 952.003 Japan.

The Middle East
by Geoffrey Aaronson, et al. (2008) Call no. REF 956.05 Middle.


 HANDBOOKS AND MANUALS

The Cambridge Handbook of Contemporary China by Colin Mackerras and Amanda Yorke.  (1991) Call no. 951.059 Mackerras.

Handbook of Major Soviet Nationalities by Zev Katz, ed. (1975) Call no. REF 947 Hancock.

Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt by Rosalie David (1998) Call no. R932 Davis.

Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe by Sandra Sider (2005)  Call no. REF 940.21 Sider.

 LIBRARY CALL NUMBERS TO BROWSE:  
World History  902 - 913                         History of China  951                       Vietnam  959.7
World War I  940.54                                History of Japan  952                       History of Africa  960
World War II   940.54                              History of India 954                         History of Canada  971
History of Britain 941                               History of Gulf War  955                   History of Mexico   972
History of Germany 943                           History of Middle East  956
History of France 944                               History of Southeast Asia  959

The Sonoma/Napa and Partners (SNAP) online catalog is the gateway to circulating books on World history. Search by keyword, author, title or subject. Subject headings strive to identify topics with consistent terminology. The basic terminology is produced by the Library of Congress. Always look at the subject headings in any catalog, database or index to make sure that you are searching with the most relevant terminology. Once you have the right terms, it's much easier to find the right books.  

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MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES IN PRINT

The following magazines and journals pertaining to World History can be found in the periodical section of the McCarthy Library:

Current History:  A Journal of Contemporary World Affairs

ONLINE DATABASES

The following databases may be useful in locating information on World history. These reference sources are available online through Solano, Napa and Partners (SNAP) databases and require a library card or e-card to access them from off campus.

Academic Search Complete
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
CountryWatch
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Heritage Quest Online (Library) (Remote)
MasterFile Premier
Newspaper Source Plus

INTERNET 

For Internet Sources on World History see http://www.napavalley.edu/Library/Pages/HistoryResources.aspx

ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

American Historical Association (http://www.historians.org/)
"The AHA was founded in 1889 to serve the broad field of history.  It encompasses every historical period and geographical area and serves professional historians in all areas of employment."

European Association of History Educators (http://www.euroclio.eu/site/index.php)
"Since its foundation EUROCLIO has placed balanced history at the centre of education of responsible national and global citizens, of fostering international understanding, respect and cooperation. The overall aim of EUROCLIO is to promote and support the development of history education so that it strengthens peace, stability, democracy and critical thinking. EUROCLIO strives to shift the history and civics education in Europe towards inclusion of multiple perspectives, innovation, critical thinking, and connecting across boundaries of countries, ethnicities and religions. Recognizing that history is a powerful mobilizing force in societies, EUROCLIO promotes the sound use of history education towards building and deepening of democratic societies."

The Medieval Academy of America (http://www.medievalacademy.org/index.htm)
Founded in 1925, the Medieval Academy of America is the largest professional organization in the world devoted to medieval studies.  Its goal is the support of research, publication and teaching in medieval art, archeology, history, law, literature, philosophy and all other aspects of the middle ages.

Silkroad Foundation (http://www.silk-road.com/toc/index.html)
Silkroad Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes the study and preservation of cultures and art on Inner Asia and the Silk Road.  Monthly lectures, sponsored by Silkroad, are held at Stanford University and draw hundreds of attendees from around the Bay Area.

 Social Sciences Historical Association (http://www.ssha.org/)
"The Social Science History Association is an interdisciplinary group of scholars that shares interests in social life and theory; historiography, and historical and social-scientific methodologies. SSHA might be best seen as a coalition of distinctive scholarly communities. Their intellectual work ranges from everyday life in the medieval world – and sometimes earlier -- to contemporary global politics, but they are united in our historicized approach to understanding human events, explaining social processes, and developing innovative theory."

World History Association (http://www.thewha.org/world_history.php)
This international society of 1500 teachers and scholars from 32 nations promotes world history teaching and scholarship.  It's award-winning Journal of World History is published quarterly.

World History Compass (http://www.worldhistorycompass.com/index.htm)
A gateway site to numerous online history resources, the World History Compass goal is "to provide links to history sites anywhere in the world. While it's probably impossible to link to every site,  WHC offers enough links to at least get you going on the right trail."

World History Network (http://www.worldhistorynetwork.org/)
"This resource for researchers, teachers, and general users, created in 2001-2004 under a grant from the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, is administered by the World History Network, Inc.  It provides a review of electronic materials for research and teaching in world history. The Network website itself provides reviews of the field, tutorials, announcements, a discussion forum, research reports, assessments of websites, guides to methods for research and teaching, and detailed materials for teaching and research. In addition, the Network provides links to a wide range of internet and other electronic resources for teaching and research in world history."

 

 United States History

MAPS AND ATLASES

American Heritage Pictorial Atlas of United States History (1966) Call no. REF 911 AM.

A Battlefield Atlas of the American Revolution by Craig L. Symonds (1987) Call no. R 911.73 SYM.

Atlas of the First World War:  A Complete History by Martin Gilbert (1994) Call no. R 912.4 Gilbert. 

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States by Charles O. Paullin (1932) Call no.  Ref 911 Paullin.

Atlas of North American Exploration:  From Norse Voyages to the Race to the Pole by William H. Goetzmann and Glyndwr Williams (1992)  Call no. R911.7 Goetzmann.

Chronological Atlas of World War Two by Charles Messenger (1989) Call no. REF 940.5302 MES.

Historical Atlas of the United States by Clifford L. Lord (1944) Call no. R911.

Times Atlas of the Second World War edited by John Keega (1989) Call no. REF 911 TIM.  

ALMANACS

The Almanac of American History by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.  (1983)  Call no. REF 973.0202 ALM.

Almanac of World War I  by David F. Burg and L. Edward Purcell (1998) Call no. REF 940.302 BURG.

The Vietnam War:  An Almanac by John S. Bowman, ed. (1985) Call no.  R 959.7043 VIE.

The World Almanac of the American West by John s. Bowman, ed. (1986) R 978.002 WOR.


DICTIONARIES

The Civil War Dictionary by Mark M. Boatner III (1988) Call no. REF 973.703 BOA.

Dictionary of American History by Louise Bilebof Ketz, ed. (1976)  Call no. REF 973.03 Dictionary 1976.

The Dictionary of American History, Third Edition by Stanley I. Kutler, ed. (2003)  Call no. REF 973.03 Kutler.

The Dictionary of the First World War by Stephen Pope & Elizabeth-Anne Wheal (1995) Call no. REF 940.303 Pope.

Dictionary of the Holocaust:  Biography, Geography and Terminology by Eric Joseph Epstein and Philip Rosen (1997) Call no.  R940.531803 Epstein.

Dictionary of the Vietnam War by James S. Olson (1988) Call no. REF 959.7043 DIC.

The Encyclopedic Dictionary of American History by John Mack Faragher, ed.  (1991)  Call no. R973.03 ENC.

Historical Dictionary of the New Deal:  From Inauguration to Preparation for War by James S. Olson, ed. (1985) Call no. REF 973.917

 ENCYCLOPEDIAS

The American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History by John Mack Faragher, eds. (1998)  Call no. REF 973.003 American.

The American Revolution 1775-1783:  An Encyclopedia by Richard L. Blanco, ed.

The Encyclopedia of American Facts & Dates by Gorton Carruth (1998)  Call no. REF 973.0202 CAR.

The Encyclopedia of the American Revolutionary War:  A Political, Social and Military History by Gregory Fremont-Barnes and Richard A. Ryerson, eds. (2006) Call no. REF 973.303 Encyclopedia.

The Encyclopedia of Colonial and Revolutionary America by John Mack Faragher (1990) Call no. REF 973.303 ENC.

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War by Stanley I. Kutler, ed. (1996) Call no. REF 979.7043 Encyclopedia.

Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War by Patricia L. Faust, ed.  (1986) Call no. REF 973.7 HIS.

The Korean War:  An Encyclopedia Stanley Sandler, ed.  (1995) Call no. R 951.9042 Korean.

The New Encyclopedia of the American West by Howard R. Lamar, ed. (1998) Call no. REF 978.003 NEW.

World War II:  A Visual Encyclopedia by John Keegan, ed.  (2001) Call no. REF 940.53 World.

 LIBRARY CALL NUMBERS TO BROWSE:  
American History  973
Colonial History 973.2
Civil War  973.6
The West 978

The Sonoma/Napa and Partners (SNAP) online catalog is the gateway to circulating books on United States history. Search by keyword, author, title or subject. Subject headings strive to identify topics with consistent terminology. The basic terminology is produced by the Library of Congress. Always look at the subject headings in any catalog, database or index to make sure that you are searching with the most relevant terminology. Once you have the right terms, it's much easier to find the right books.

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MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES IN PRINT

The following magazines and journals can be found in the periodical section of the McCarthy Library:
  
The Journal of American History
Magazine of History    

ONLINE DATABASES

The following databases may be useful in locating information on United States history. These reference sources are available online through Solano, Napa and Partners (SNAP) databases and require a library card or e-card to access them from off-campus.

Academic Search Complete
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Heritage Quest Online (Library) (Remote)
MasterFile Premier
Newspaper Source Plus                                    

INTERNET

For Internet Sources on U.S. History see http://www.napavalley.edu/Library/Pages/HistoryResources.aspx

ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

American Historical Association (http://www.historians.org/)
"The AHA was founded in 1889 to serve the broad field of history.  It encompasses every historical period and geographical area and serves professional historians in all areas of employment."

American Social History Project (http://www.ashp.cuny.edu/)
"The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning is dedicated to renewing interest in history by challenging traditional ways that people learn about the past. Founded in 1981 and based at the City University of New York Graduate Center, ASHP/CML produces print, visual, and multimedia materials that explore the richly diverse social and cultural history of the United States." The site also contains podcasts (searchable by tag).  They are currently developing an online resource for social history documents.

Center for History and New Media (http://chnm.gmu.edu/)
"CHNM provides free access to primary sources, high-quality online teaching modules, and instruction on critical thinking skills.  They bring history to audiences worldwide by collecting digital records, archiving documents of the past, and presenting historical exhibits."

The Organization of American Historians (http://www.oah.org/index.html)
"The Organization of American Historians promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history."  OAH publishes the Journal of American History.

 Social Sciences Historical Association (http://www.ssha.org/)
"The Social Science History Association is an interdisciplinary group of scholars that shares interests in social life and theory; historiography, and historical and social-scientific methodologies. SSHA might be best seen as a coalition of distinctive scholarly communities. Their intellectual work ranges from everyday life in the medieval world – and sometimes earlier -- to contemporary global politics, but they are united in our historicized approach to understanding human events, explaining social processes, and developing innovative theory."

 

California History

MAPS AND ATLASES

The following reference books may be helpful in your search for historical maps and related information on California History.  Napa Valley College Library has a special California collection located in the stacks toward the south end of the library.  Both reference and circulating books can be found in this section and books are designated with "CAL" in the call number.


California Patterns:  A Geographical and Historical Atlas by David Hornbeck (1983) Call no. R917.94 Hor.

Historical Atlas of the American West by Warren A. Beck and Ynez D. Haase (1989) Call no. REF 911.78 BEC.

Historical Atlas of California by Derek Hayes (2007) Call no. REF 911.794 Hayes.

Historical Atlas of California by Warren A. Beck and Ynez D. Haase (1974) Call no. CAL REF 911.794 Beck.

GENERAL CALIFORNIA HISTORY BOOKS 

SURVEYS

California:  A History by Kevin Starr (2005) Call no. CAL 979.4 Starr.

California:  A History of the Golden State by Warren A. Beck and David A. Williams (1972)  Call no. 979.4 Beck.

California:  A Multicultural Documentary History by Lauren Coodley (2009) Call no. CAL 979.4004 Coodley.

California:  An Interpretative History by Walton Bean and James J. Rawls (1983)  Call no.  CAL 979.4 Bean.

Contested Eden [electronic resource]:  California Before the Gold Ruth by Ramon Gutierrez and Richard J. Orsi (1998).  Available through NVC's NetLibrary database.

Green Versus Gold:  Sources in California Environmental History by Carolyn Merchant, ed. (1998) Call no. CAL 333.7 Green.

History of California by Theodore H. Hittell (1898) Call no. CAL REF 979.4 Hittell.

History of the Greater San Francisco Bay Region by Lawrence Kinnard (1966) Call no.: CAL REF 979.46 Kinnard.

The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft vol 18-24, History of California to 1890 by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1880)
Call no. CAL REF 970 Bancroft.

CALIFORNIA HISTORY TO 1846

Bear Flag Rising:  The Conquest of California, 1846 by Dale L. Walker (1999) Call no. CAL 979.403 Walker.

Chief Marin:  A History of Marin County's Namesake and His People by Betty Goerke (2007) Call no. CAL 9979.4004 Goerke.

California:  A Snapshot in Time 1850 by Janice Marschner (2002) Call no.  CAL 979.404 Marschner.

General Vallejo and the Advent of the Americans by Alan Rosenus (1999) Call no. CAL 921 Vallejo.

Gold Dust:  The Saga of the Forty-Niners by Donald Dale Jackson (1980) Call no. CAL 979.404 Jackson.

A Guide to Mariano Guadalupe vallejo Documentos para la Historia de California 1780-1875 by Doris Marion Wright by Doris Marion Wright (1953) Call no.  CAL REF 949.4 Wright. 

The History of Mission San Jose California 1797-1835 by Francis Florence McCarthy (1958) Call no. CAL 979.465 McCarthy.

Indians, Franciscans, and Spanish Colonization:  The Impact of the Mission System on California Indians by Robert H. Jackson and Edward Castillo (1995) Call no. CAL 979.400497 Jackson.

Indian Frontier 1763-1846 by R. Douglas Hurt (2002) Call no. 970.004 Hurt. 

Ranchos of California by Robert G. Cowan (1956) Call no. CAL REF 979.4 Cowan.

CALIFORNIA HISTORY FROM 1850

Allensworth, The Freedom Colony:  A California African American Township by Alice C. Royal (2008) Call no. 979.486 Royal.

California:  A Snapshot in Time 1850 by Janice Marschner (2002) Call no.  CAL 979.404 Marschner.

California Desperadoes:  Stories of Early California Outlaws in Their Own Words by William B. Secrest (2000) Call no. CAL 979.404 Secrest.

California Joe:  Noted Scout and Indian Fighter by Joe E. Milner and Earle R. Forrest (1987) Call no. CAL 923.973 Milner.

The Dream Endures:  California Enters the 1940's by Kevin Starr (1997) by Kevin Starr Call no. 979.4052 Starr.

Embattled Dreams:  California in War and Peace 1940-1950 by Kevin Starr (2002) Call no. 979.4052 Starr.

Endangered Dreams:  The Great Depression in California by Kevin Starr (1996) Call no. 979.4052 Starr.

Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of California by Remi Nadeau (1965) Call no. CAL 979.404 Nadeau.

Inventing the Dream:  California Through the Progressive Era by Kevin Starr (1985) 979.49 Starr.

They Saw the Elephant:  Women in the California Gold Rush by Jo Ann Levy (1992) Call no. CAL 979.404 Levy.

RESEARCH GUIDES TO LITERATURE, ARCHIVES AND SOURCES

A Guide to the History of California by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. and Gloria Ricci Lothrop (1989) Call no.  CAL REF .016.9794 Guide.

 LECTURES

From the Bancroft Library [sound recording]: History of Early California (3 cassette tapes) by J. S. Holliday, James J. Rawls and Robert H. West.  Presents lectures on the Hispanicization of California, the California Gold Rush: its impact and influences and Mark Twin in the West.  Call no. CAL 979.4 From.

 LIBRARY CALL NUMBERS TO BROWSE:  California Collection 979.402 to 979.479

The Sonoma/Napa and Partners (SNAP) online catalog is the gateway to circulating books on California history. Search by keyword, author, title or subject. Subject headings strive to identify topics with consistent terminology. The basic terminology is produced by the Library of Congress. Always look at the subject headings in any catalog, database or index to make sure that you are searching with the most relevant terminology. Once you have the right terms, it's much easier to find the right books.

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ONLINE DATABASES
The following databases may be useful in locating information on California history. These reference sources are available online through Solano, Napa and Partners (SNAP) databases and require a library card or e-card to access them.

Academic Search Complete
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Heritage Quest Online (Library) (Remote)
MasterFile Premier
Newspaper Source Plus

MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPER ARTICLES IN PRINT

California Historical Society Quarterly   Call Number:  CAL 979.4 California.

California History   Call Number:  MAGZIN

INTERNET

For Internet Sources on California History see http://www.napavalley.edu/Library/Pages/HistoryResources.aspx

ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

American Historical Association (http://www.historians.org/)
"The AHA was founded in 1889 to serve the broad field of history.  It encompasses every historical period and geographical area and serves professional historians in all areas of employment."

California Historical Association (http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/)
"The mission of CHA is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.  With over 4,500 members, this organization publishes California History quarterly journal.
The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic and political development of California."

California Historian (http://www.californiahistorian.com/index.html)
The mission of this society is to preserve California history by unifying and strengthening historical organizations throughout the state.

California History Online (http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/timeline/main.html)
Brought to you by the California Historical Society, this online guide contains over three-hundred years of California history.  this resource includes key events, personalities and anecdotes from California's past written by James J. Rawls.

County Historical Societies (list courtesy of the Conference of California Historical Societies).

  • Alhambra Historical Society
  • Altadena Historical Society
  • Amador County Historical Society
  • Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
  • Associated Historical Societies of Los Angeles County
  • Autry Institute for the Study of the American West
  • Bakersfield Country Music Museum
  • Bancroft Library (at UC Berkeley)
  • Bay Area Electric Railroad Association
  • Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society
  • Berkeley Historical Society 
  • Bolton Hall (Little Landers Historical Society)
  • Buena Park Historical Society
  • Burbank Historical Society
  • Burlingame Historical Society
  • Calabasas Historical Society
  • California African American Museum
  • California Law Enforcement Historical Society
  • California Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Camp Pendleton Historical Society
  • Campo De Cahuenga
  • Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society
  • Carmel Valley History Society
  • Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
  • Clayton Historical Society
  • Cloverdale Historical Society
  • Colfax Area Historical Society
  • Colusi County Historical Society
  • Concord Historical Society
  • Conejo Valley Historical Society
  • Contra Costa County Historical Society
  • Costa Mesa Historical Society
  • Covina Valley Historical Society
  • Daggett Museum
  • Dana Point Historical Society
  • Downey Historical Society
  • E Clampus Vitus - Billy Holcomb Chapter
  • Echo Park Historical Society
  • Escondido Historical Society
  • Ferndale Museum 
  • Filipino American National Historical Society (Stockton Chapter)
  • Folsom, El Dorado, & Sacramento Historical Railroad Association
  • Folsom History Museum / Folsom Historical Society
  • Foster City Historical Society
  • Friends of the Adobe: Rios Caledonia Adobe
  • Fresno Historical Society
  • Galt Area Historical Society
  • Garden Grove Historical Society
  • Healdsburg Historical Society
  • Hemet Museum
  • Heritage Society of Pacific Grove
  • Hermosa Beach Historical Society
  • Historical Society of Long Beach
  • Humboldt County Historical Society
  • Johnston House Foundation
  • Jose Moya Del Pino Library
  • Kern County Historical Society
  • Kern County Museum
  • Kern River Valley Historical Society & Museum
  • Lake Tahoe Historical Society
  • Lakeside Historical Society
  • Little Landers Historical Society (Bolton Hall)
  • Livermore Heritage Guild 
  • Lompoc Valley Historical Society
  • Los Angeles City Historical Society
  • Los Californianos
  • Manhattan Beach Historical Society
  • North Mariposa County History Center
  • Martinez Historical Society
  • Maritime Museum of Monterey( Monterey History & Arts Assoc.)
  • Mendocino County Historical Society
  • Merced County Historical Society
  • Mill Valley Historical Society
  • Mission Viejo Heritage Committee
  • Mohahve Historical Society
  • Monrovia Historic Preservation Group
  • Monterey History and Arts Association (Maritime Museum of Monterey)
  • Mojave River Valley Museum Association
  • Moraga Historical Society
  • Napa County Historical Society
  • Napa Police Historical Society
  • Native Sons of the Golden West
  • Nevada County Historical Society
  • Old Timers Museum
  • Orange County Historical Society
  • Orange County Pioneer Council
  • Pacific Railroad Society
  • Pacifica Historical Society
  • Palo Alto Historical Association
  • Palm Springs Historical Society
  • Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
  • Placer County Historical Society
  • Placer County Museums
  • Redlands Area Historical Society
  • Ridge Route Communities & Historical Society
  • Rocklin Historical Society
  • Rim of the World Historical Society
  • Sacramento County Historical Society
  • San Antonio Mission (Friends of the Historic)
  • San Benito County Historical Society
  • San Francisco History Association
  • San Francisco Museum & Historical Society
  • San Fernando Valley Historical Society
  • San Marino Historical Society
  • San Joaquin County Historical Society
  • San Luis Obispo County Historical Society
  • San Mateo County Historical Association
  • Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society
  • Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society
  • Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society
  • Shasta Historical Society
  • Sierra Historic Sites Association
  • Simi Valley Historical Society & Museum
  • Siskiyou County Historical Society
  • Solano County Historical Society
  • Sonoma County Historical Society
  • Sonoma League for Historic Preservation
  • South County Historical Society
  • Tehachapi Heritage League
  • Torrance Historical Society
  • Trinity County Historical Society
  • Truckee-Donner Historical Society
  • Tustin Historical Society
  • Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
  • Victorian Preservation Association of Santa Clara Valley
  • Western Sonoma County Historical Society
  • West Kern Oil Museum
  • Whittier Historical Society & Museum
  • Willow Creek-China Flat Museum
  • Wilmington Historical Society
  • Yolo County Historical Society
  • YubaRoots - a Yuba County Historical and Genealogical Society
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    Local Napa History

    Information on local Napa history can be found at the following location: http://www.napavalley.edu/Library/Pages/LocalHistoryNapa.aspx

     

    Scientific Information Literacy Modules
    Unit 1:  What is Science?
    Unit 2:  Scientific Information
    Unit 3:  Information Formats
    Unit 4:  Defining Search Terms
    Unit 5:  Conducting a Literature Review
    Unit 6:  Science Information Sources

     
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