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History Writing Links

Electronic Journal Indexes

[Available to W&M students, faculty and staff]

America: History & Life
"The" database for articles and essays in American History

Historical Abstracts
"The" database for articles and essays in non-American History

A source for top scholarly journals in electronic format

Project Muse
Another source for scholarly journals in electronic format

Swem Library at the College of William and Mary

Information Gateway--starting point for all research at W&M

Ask EARL--ask the W&M Reference Librarians a question and get a response by email.

Research Assistance Form--make an appointment with a W&M Librarian for research assistance.

Other Writing Centers

Purdue OWL Writing Center--a treasure-trove of on-line writing handouts for writers, EXTREMELY HELPFUL.

William & Mary's Writing Resources Center--a great source for William & Mary students.

Tidewater Community College Writing Center--a number of good handouts, especially on grammar.

The Writers Library at George Mason University--very helpful handouts on many subjects.


The Library of Congress--the largest library in the world.

National Archives and Records Administration--an important source for American historians.

American Historical Association--a professional organization for American historians studying all periods & places.

Organization of American Historians--a professional organization for all those who study American history.