Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts is the definitive index of literature covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present. Indexing thousands of journals in over 60 languages, it is an invaluable bibliographic database for history students.

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At a Glance

Subject Area: History
Ideal For: Academic LibrariesGovernment

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Content Includes

  • Indexing of historical articles from more than 2,500 journals in over 60 languages
  • Coverage dating back to 1863

Serving as the standard indexing tool to the world's periodical literature in history and related social sciences and humanities for over 50 years, Historical Abstracts has only gotten better for researchers ... of history since EBSCO purchased the ABC-CLIO database, adding all the enhanced functionality and full-text direct linking through the new platform.

— Library Journal

A Reliable Resource of Historical Sources

Essential for libraries supporting upper-division and graduate research, Historical Abstracts provides a robust selection of bibliographic records from thousands of academic journals, magazines, books and monographs.

Students and researchers rely on the information provided in this authoritative resource to guide them through their world history studies. Topics include military history, women’s history, history of education and much more.