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AP Comparative Government: British and Mexican Revolutions

How to use NoodleTools

Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

To search large collections of ebooks simultaneously: Gale Virtual Reference Library, Infobase eBooks, and Salem History.
Also: Britannica Academic contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica, plus primary sources, ebook content, images and video, journal articles, and recommended websites.

Books / eBooks

RhinoCat is the Library's automated catalog of books, DVDs, and other library materials. RhinoCat is available from any browser at It is also accessible from your TaftNet homepage. A keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits.TIP: When you identify a book in RhinoCat that sounds useful, open the book's full record, scroll down and click on Browse shelf to find additional books for your research project.

  • eBooks
  • Books on Reserve at the Circulation Desk (Sign out for use IN LIBRARY ONLY for duration of assignment)
    • England's Glorious Revolution, 1688-1689: a brief history with documents / Steven C. A. Pinkus. DA 435 .P56 2006
    • The century of revolution, 1603-1714 / Christopher Hill. DA 375 H5
    • From counter-reformation to Glorious Revolution / Hugh Trevor-Roper. DA 375 .T74 1992
    • A history of Britain: the wars of the British, 1603-1776 / Simon Schama. DA 30 .S33 2000 vol. 2
    • A monarchy transformed : Britain 1603-1714 / Mark Kishlansky. DA 375 .K575 1996
    • The Origins of the English Civil War: conspiracy, crusade or class conflict? / Philip A. M. Taylor. DA 415 .T3
    • Rebellion : the history of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution / Peter Ackroyd. DA 375 .A25 2014
    • Competing voices from the Mexican revolution / ed. by Chris Frazer. F 1234 .C734 2010
    • In the shadow of the Mexican revolution: contemporary Mexican history, 1910-1989 / Hector Aquilar Camin and Lorenzo Meyer. F1234 .A22513 1993
    • The Mexican revolution : a brief history with documents / Mark Wasserman. F1234 .W373 2012
    • The Mexican revolution: a very short introduction / Alan Knight. F 1234 .K653 2014
    • The Mexican revolution: counter-revolution and reconstruction / Alan Knight. F 1234 .K65 1986 vol. 2
    • The Oxford history of Mexico / William Beezley. F 1226 .O94 2000
    • Revolutionary Mexico : the coming and process of the Mexican Revolution / John M. Hart. F 1234 .H3 1987 (also an online ebook)
    • Villa and Zapata : a history of the Mexican revolution / Frank McLynn. F 1234 .M155 2001

Primary Sources

See the course guide Find Primary Sources for ways to locate documents in our library and online.

Taft Online Subscription Databases

  • America's Historical Newspapers 1690 – 2000 Full facsimile images of American papers back to the colonial era (Tip: limit search to time period and place of publication, for instance, the Mexican border states)
  • Classroom Video On Demand Provides access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topic
  • JSTOR Hundreds of full-text scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences, many dating back to the 19th century which may be primary source material.
  • Modern World History Overview essays, biographies, events and topics, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts, images and videos from the mid-15th century to the present.
  • New York Times Proquest Historical Newspapers Full-text coverage 1851-2014
  • The Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-2012 More than 200 years of news in full facsimile images from London's premier newspaper
  • World History in Context Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia
    • Academic Search Complete Access full-text articles in thousands of magazines and journals. Tip: Refine your results list using options in the left sidebar, including full text, date range, source types, and more
    • JSTOR Hundreds of full-text scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences, many dating back to the 19th century.


  • From the Wikipedia essay on Academic use: "Wikipedia is not a reliable source for academic writing or research."  
  • To find reliable websites:
    • Britannica Academic includes links to recommended websites.
    • SweetSearch: a Search Engine for Students searches only credible websites approved by research experts. (Note: Ignore first group of results labeled Ad) 
    • Limit your search to reliable domains by including the phrase site:gov OR site:edu OR  (gov for U.S. government agencies; edu for educational institutions in the U.S.; for educational institutions in the United Kingdom.)    
    • Here's an example using "Mexican revolution". Think about other terms you can swap in and out.                                                   

*For more information on finding high quality websites, see Find and Evaluating Websites.

Updated 11/16/2018