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Revolutions: Chinese Communist Revolutions and Mao

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Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

Search Britannica Academic Online which contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica plus authoritative websites and full-text journal access.

Search a Subject Specific Collection of e-Reference Books in the Gale Virtual Reference Library on the subject of Chinese Communist Revolutions

  • Berkshire encyclopedia of China:. Ref DS735 .A2 B47 2009
  • The Cambridge encyclopedia of China. 2nd ed. Ref DS705 .C35 1991
  • Companion to Chinese history. Ref DS705 .O63 1987
  • Cultural atlas of China. Ref DS721 .B56 1983
  • Encyclopedia of China: the essential reference to China, its history and culture. Ref DS705 .P47 1999
  • Encyclopedia of modern Asia. Ref DS4 .E53 2002 6 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of modern China. Ref DS755 .E55 2009 4 vols (also an online ebook)
  • Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century. Ref PN 771 E5 1981 4 vols
  • Great events from history:
  • Modern China: an encyclopedia of its history, culture and nationalism. Ref DS733 .M63 1998


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  • Daily Life through History (Academic) 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.
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  • New York Times ProQuest Historical News Full-text coverage 1851-2008
  • Oxford Art Online Includes the full text of the 34-volume print edition of The Dictionary of Art plus several other art reference works
  • Oxford Music Online Includes the full text of the 29-volume print edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians plus several other music reference works.
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective Contains the complete indexing of The Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, 1890-1982, and full text context where available.
  • The Times (London) Digital Archive 1785 - 2010 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
  • World History: The Modern Era Covers the history of the world from 1500 to the present. Includes reference articles, media and primary source material.

Primary Sources

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


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