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HIS 117 & 118 - World Civilizations

This guide provides resources to support students studying the world's major civilizations.


Welcome to the research guide for HIS 117 & 118 - World Civilizations! On this guide, you will find information on finding primary sources and secondary sources, including books, ebooks, and scholarly articles. Use the blue buttons on the left to navigate through the guide and find what you need. If you need additional assistance, ask a librarian by chat, or email at

Claudius Ptolemy's World Map

A 15th-century reconstruction of Ptolemy's world map (150 CE)