World History in Context

Are you a history buff?  Do you have to do a project about an historic event, notable figure, or era in history?  World History in Context is your go-to hub for the best information on historic topics.  You can search for a specific topic, or you can browse all the topics World History in Context has to offer.  (This screenshot shows only part of the list.)

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I clicked on the link for the Irish Potato Famine to learn more about an event that was the catalyst for some of my ancestors to immigrate to the United States.

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The entry provides a brief overview of the Irish Potato Famine, and the “Read More” button takes you to a timeline of other events that took place during the same era.  There are also links to primary source documents, and full text journal articles.  Thanks to this database, I have learned more about the Irish Potato Famine.  No matter what historic event you need information about, World History in Context can provide you with thorough, reliable information.

Kate Straccia, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main