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World History

World History

Explore resources that uncover and illuminate people and places often overshadowed in traditional accounts of history. With unique functionality to search and analyze data, Alexander Street's World History resources create learning and research opportunities with content that spans seven continents and more than 3,000 years of history.

Students, faculty, and scholars of World History will discover:

  • Rare and previously unpublished content
    Resources incorporate many of the hard-to-find and never-before-digitized materials that would otherwise be lost to history.

  • The best mix of materials and media
    Broad-ranging content includes newsreels, documentaries, scholarly essays, oral histories, photographs, newspapers, conference proceedings, organizational newsletters, personal letters, diaries, and other archival documents.

  • The most comprehensive coverage
    Explore diverse perspectives on thousands of events from prehistory to the modern day—from the 1274 BCE Battle of Kadesh, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Viking exploration, and the Middle Ages to Australian federation, World War II, Apartheid, and the Iraq War.

  • Acclaimed partners
    Exclusive content is licensed from quality partners including BBC, A&E, PBS, Oxford University Press, NHK International, University of Melbourne Archives, the International Council of Women, WITNESS, the Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive, and more.

  • Award-winning collections
    These resources have received critical acclaim from publications including CHOICE (“highly recommended,” World Newsreels Online) and Library Journal (Best Reference Award winner, Woman and Social Movements, International).

Featured Collections

Global Issues Library

Global Issues Library reflects the key issues affecting our world today, including border issues, migrations,...

BBC: Britain at War

BBC: Britain at War comprises almost 150 hours (163 titles) of video looking at Britain through a century...

CBS News Video Archive

Historical news archival programming, many available for the first time since their original broadcast dates For...

Black Studies in Video

Black Studies in Video is an award-winning black studies portfolio that brings together seminal...

Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought and Culture is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction...