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On this page are book series which contain more than one volume, such as The Story of Civilization by Will Durant, the Harvard Classics, and the Great Ideas series. In addition, there is access to an almanac, The World Almanac and Book of Facts. These resources contain reprints of a lot of primary source literature.
The Story of Civilization
The Story of Civilization by
Call Number: CB53 D85
Volumes that apply to this course:
5. The Renaissance; a history of civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D.--6. The Reformation.--7. The Age of Reason begins, 1558-1648.--8. The age of Louis XIV, 1648-1715.
Harvard Classics by
Call Number: AC1 .A4 v.1 - 50
Publication Date: 1909
The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot (pictured at left) and first published in 1909.
Great Events from History
The Great Events in History Series, published by Salem Press, The series covers over one thousand historical events of significance. Each event included contains the type of event, the time or date of the event, the location of the event, the principal personages associated with the event, a summary of the event, and the pertinent literature about the event.
Great events from history: Ancient and medieval series by
Call Number: D59 .M26 v.1 - v.3
Publication Date: 1972
Great events from history: modern European series by
Call Number: D209 .M29 v.1 - v.3
Publication Date: 1973
Great Events from History: Worldwide Twentieth Century Series by
Call Number: D 421.G63 V.1 - V.3
Publication Date: 1980
Great Events from History, North American Series by
Call Number: Ref. E45 .G74 1997 v.1 - V. 4
Publication Date: 1997-02-01
World Almanac and Book of Facts
The World Almanac and Book of Facts by
Call Number: AY 67.N5 W7
Publication Date: 1868, 1925, 1937, 1938, 1940-1942, 1944, 1947-1983, 1985-1986, 1988-1992, 1994-2003
The World Almanac and Book of Facts
Publication Date: 1869, 1871-1875, 1893, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1904-1909, 1911-1915, 1920, 1923
These World Almanacs have been digitized by the HathiTrust Digital Library, and are from the University of Minnesota, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and The University of California.
The Great Ideas
The Great Ideas: A Syntopicon of Great Books of the Western World by
Call Number: AC 1.G7
Publication Date: 1952
Contains a selection of the works of many great writers, including Plato, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Euclid, Virgil, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Dante, Chaucer, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbs, Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, Descartes, Spinoza, John Milton, Pascal, Sir Issac Newton, Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Adam Smith, John Locke, Kant, Charles Darwin, Carl Marx, Fredrich Engles, Leo Tolstoy, William James, Sigmund Freud, and others.