Eighteenth Century Europe

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Credo Reference
A collection of several 100 reputable encyclopedias. Available by library subscription.

Encyclopedia of European Social History from 1350 to 2000 (Trexler Library Reference 306.09403 E56o)
Signed articles. Invited authors.

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment (Trexler Library Reference 940.253 E56o)
Signed articles. Invited authors.

Europe 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (Trexler Library Reference 940.203 D515e)
Signed articles. Invited authors.

Unsigned articles. Seek corroboration.

Books (secondary and primary materials)

Google Books
Good for previewing current titles. Also a rich sourcel for full-text of early (primary) texts.

Trexler Library Catalog
Catalog of all books and documents in Trexler Library at Muhlenberg College.

Catalog of books and documents in libraries throughout the world. Use in conjunction with interlibrary loan.

Periodical articles (popular and scholarly)

general indexes with full text. . .

Academic Search Premier
A subscription database. Good starting place for journals, and includes the full text of about 3000 journals. Limit to "peer reviewed" to find only scholarly articles. Back issues of journals begin as early as 1990. Recent issues may not be included yet, due to publisher agreement. Journals held in Trexler Library are marked accordingly.

Archive from Stanford University of scholarly journals in all subject areas.

subject-specialty indexes. . .

Historical Abstracts
A subscription database. Standard index for European history. Some full text.

getting to the full text. . .

Once you have found the citation of a journal article you're interested in, click on the Get It link found next to the citation, or run a journal title search in Trexler Library's online catalog.

articles via interlibrary loan. . .

Journal articles not found in Trexler Library can be ordered on interlibrary loan.

Search engines


Non-selective. One of the largest web crawlers.

Scholarly (use with discretion)

Google Scholar
An open-access web crawler that looks for content it identifies as "scholarly." Emphasis is on books and journal articles. Intended as a "federated search" to search across disciplines (weighted toward sciences and social sciences). Not always full text. Check our Journal Locator (see above) to see if Muhlenberg has access to the full text.

Style guides

For tips on citing print and electronic sources in the Chicago style, visit Trexler Library's Citation Guides for Print and Electronic Resources. For a more complete guide to the Chicago style, visit Purdue University's Online Writing Lab.

For automated citation, try the shareware Zotero. Here is a user guide.

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