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A guide to sources of information on World History and Western Civilization

ACC History Department

The ACC History Department contains much information relevant to students.  You may find out about course requirements and degree plans, as well as departmental activities you may find interesting.  Check it out.

Department Recommendations

The ACC History Department web site also has recommended links to good sites on the internet.  Besides the web pages recommended in this guide, you may want to review their page called "Links to History Sites on the Internet"  Some of the links are duplicated in both places.

Where to Start

World History Information Sources

Use the tabs just above to find World History reference sources, books, articles from journals and magazines, and web sites.

World History, like most social sciences, relies heavily on reference sources and books for background and historical information. Books and reference sources tend to be the most useful place to start your research. 

Current research appears in periodical articles in scholarly journals and social science magazines and on high quality web sites.  Articles in periodicals are often on very specific topics and are good for the latest research. 

World History Apps

Apps (little software applications) allow you to customize your tablet to do the things you like to do. Some of the apps listed are free, while others are fee-based. Additionally, some apps are initially free, and then require in-app purchases if more features and functionality are desired. Listed, you will find some app recommendations we have come up with through trial, error, and our own experiences.

ACC Library Services does not endorse any fee-based apps nor it is liable for reimbursement of any apps paid for by patrons. Please refer to the Tablet Circulation Policy for further details.

Learn World History App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Learn World History-Learn world history from the beginnings of civilization through 1900. (Android)

Timeline Eons App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Timeline Eons-A graphic representation of the entire natural and human history. (iOS)

World History App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
World History-Chronological presentation of historical topics and events from the Wikipedia. (Android)

Ancient Greek Mythology App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
Ancient Greek Mythology-Guide to the major Gods, creatures and mortals appearing in Greek Mythology. (iOS)

HistoryTools App-please select iOS or Android below to access the app
HistoryTools-Lists all the famous and infamous people who were born or died on each day of the year, major news events that occurred on each day, plus feast days of saints and holidays and celebrations around the world. (iOS)

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Cary Sowell
Reference Librarian / Professor
Eastview Campus Library
Austin Community College
3401 Webberville Rd.
Austin, TX 78702

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