Reference Collection is a good place to start your research, such as biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, bibliographies, etc.
Gale Virtual Reference Library - HISTORY
Gale Group; 2004
An e-book database of encyclopedias, almanacs and reference sources for multidisciplinary research, including discipline of HISTORY.
The Usborne Book of World History
Milard, Anne; Vanags, Patricia; McEwan, Joseph; 2001
This is a reference work written for children. This work tells the history from civilizations to the early 20th century, discover how rulers, warriors, explorers, inventors, and revolutionaries have shaped the world we live in.
Wiley Online Library - HISTORY
John Wiley & Sons
Consists of nearly 300 reference works covering subject areas in Business & Economics, HISTORY, Language & Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology & Psychology.