The following list gives some representative Civil War history reference sources and is not exhaustive.
Oxford Reference Online: History (current, full text)
Women During the Civil War: An Encyclopedia.
The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference.
The Civil War and Reconstruction: A Student
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political,
Social, and Military History. (2000)
The Atlas of the Civil War. (2004)
Who Was Who in the Civil War. (1988)
Works on the Civil War are classed in E456 - E655.
Books and articles not owned by our library can be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Allow sufficient time for processing. Average turnaround time is 3-5 days for articles and 3-14 days for books, excluding holidays and weekends. Submit ILL requests well in advance of deadlines.
Academic Search Complete (1988 to present, some full-text)
OmniFile Full Text Mega (some full text; most 1994 to present, with some 1982 to present)
MUSE (generally late 1990s to date)
(dates vary by journal, full text)
War: A Newspaper Perspective (November 1860 - April 1865)
Harp Week: The Civil War Era and Reconstruction (full text; 1857-1877)
Daily Dispatch (1860-1865)
19th Century British Library Newspapers (full text; 1800-1900)
Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving (references only, 1900 to date)
Once you know which journals you need, search Journals A-Z to see if they are online or in the library.
Abraham Lincoln: A Resource Guide (Library of Congress)
Civil War Homepage. (University of Tennessee)
Civil War Maps (Library of Congress, American Memory Project)
War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society.
Index of Civil War Information
Selected Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress, American Memory Project)
of the Shadow. (Virginia Center for Digital History, University
American History In Video
PBS Streaming Video Collection
Evaluating Sources (R-MC)
Critical Evaluation of Resources on the Internet (University of Alberta Libraries)
The Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)