Foundations: Ancient Rome; Han Dynasty

How to use NoodleTools

Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

Search a large collection of reference ebooks simultaneously in Salem History. Search also Britannica Academic Online which contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica plus authoritative websites and full-text journal access.

Search a subject specific collection of reference ebooks in the Gale Virtual Reference Library on the subject of Ancient Rome and Han Dynasty


The Library's RhinoCAT is our automated catalog of print and non-print books, DVDs, and other library materials. It is available from any browser at A keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits. TIP: When you identify a book in RhinoCAT that sounds useful, click on Browse shelf to find additional books for your research project.

Taft Online Subscription Databases

  • Ancient and Medieval History Online Overview essays, biographies, events and topics, primary source documents, timelines, maps and charts, images and videos on eight ancient and medieval civilizations
  • Biography in Context Biographies of more than 650,000 individuals, including the full-text of Current Biography magazine 1940 - current
  • Britannica Image Quest Access millions of images which are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use
  • Classroom Video On Demand Provides access to thousands of full-length videos and clips on core-curriculum topics
  • Daily Life Through History Explore aspects of everyday life in different historical eras through thousands of primary sources and information from over 100 books from Greenwood Press and ABC-Clio.
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras Authoritative primary and secondary sources, in-depth explorations of key topics, and profiles of city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient world.
  • World History in Context Comprehensive collection of reference sources, primary documents, periodicals, maps and multimedia

Primary Sources

See the course guide Finding Primary Sources for ways to find documents and primary sources in our Library and on the internet.