Olin C. Bailey Library

Age of Democratic Revolutions


Common Man through the Centuries (Costumes)          R 391.024 B28cFrench Tricolor
The Romantic West, 1789-1850 (Art)                             R 709.35 K523r
New Oxford History of Music, v. 7 (Enlightenment)         R 780.9 N42

Times Atlas of World History                                         Atlas Stand
Atlas of European History                                              R 911.4 F83a

Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age                       R 941.07 Ox2m
Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution                 R 944.04 D561c
Historical Dictionaries of France                                   R 944.0403 H629

Online Catalog

These subject headings will bring "sure success" when searched in the subject category:

art European                                                     Industrial Revolution
architecture modern                                          music 18th century (etc.)
Enlightenment                                                    Napoleon
French (or other country) literature                    Prussia (Germany)
Europe history                                                  Revolution of 1848
France (or other country) history                       Revolutions Europe
France history revolution                                   Romanticism


See the online Journals List  for a complete listing of Bailey Library journals.

Library Databases

Historical Abstracts
Contains citations and abstracts (i.e. no full text) to articles, dissertations, and book reviews of world history from 1450 to the present.

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A full-text, social sciences database that covers complete runs of scholarly periodicals, excluding the most recent 3-5 years. Secondary source information.

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Social Sciences
Some full-text, covers a wide array of social science periodicals from 1983-present.

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Web Sites: Watch for Accuracy, Authority, Objectivity, & Currency!

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution 

The Artist’s View of World History and Western Civilization (Revolutions, Enlightenment, Industry)

Encyclopedia of 1848 RevolutionsNapoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte Internet Guide


Napoleonic Guide

Eighteenth Century Resources (see the "European History" section)