If you access these databases from home, get the passwords from the media specialists.

World Book Online

Start with WBO to get an overview of the subject. You’ll find general information, Back in Time, Special Reports, Behind the Headlines, Tables, Sounds, Historical Maps, Pictures, original films, and more.


-Enter your search term for newspaper and magazine articles, primary source documents, etc.

-Limit (on left of results page): Select full text, publication dates, and source types.

-Advanced Search: more search options.

-Topic Overview: provides an overview of the topic.

-View: original (pdf full text) form, or html full text (may be easier to read).

-Cite (on the right): Select your citation format and copy citation.

-For additional articles, return to the search results or use the Find Similar Results button.

Williamsburg Regional Library 

WJCC students can now access most of the databases at WRL by using the letters WJCC and your school ID.  For example: wjcc1234567890

Gale History Virtual Reference Library

Use the “click here to access database” link.

Enter your WJCC ID when prompted.

Under History, click “View All” and choose the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History.

Includes good articles on “Imperialism” and “Colonialism”

Web Sites

Encyclopedia Britannica (Home Page- search for more topics here)

The Boxer Rebellion Article

Industrial Revolution Article

-Includes many links in the right margin for topics related to the Industrial Revolution

European History Article

-Includes links in the left margin for other important topics for European History

Maturing Industrial Society

-Scroll down in the left margin to find links for organized labor and conditions in Eastern Europe.

BBC (British Broadcasting  Corporation)

British Rule in India

“London’s Great Stink and Victorian Urban Planning”


Includes links for “Daily Life”, “Health”, and “Industrial Revolution”

The British Library

Child Labour


The British Museum

Industrial Revolution contains videos, articles, and links to related topics. Ignore the advertisements!

The Boxer Rebellion Article

Industrial Revolution Article

Check out the links to other topics related to the Industrial Revolution.

United Kingdom National Archives (Education Page)

Child Labour

“Living in the British Empire”

Includes background information and primary sources.  Also has one whole section on India. contains over 25,000 brief biographies from antiquity to the present.


If you access these from home, get the passwords from the media specialists.

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Brief biographies of notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.