Armenian Genocide


This guide is designed to help you research information about the Armenian Genocide. It includes an index of scholarly sources that can be used. Included in the list are websites may be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help.
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The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.

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Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • Armenian Genocide
  • Armenian Holocaust
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Armenian Diaspora
  • Denial of the Armenian Genocide

New Books

There are no new books on Armenian Genocide at this time.

Circulating Books

Feigl Erich. A Myth of Terror: Armenian Extremism, its causes and its historical context: an illustrated expose. Freilassing: Edition Zeitgeschichte, 1986. Print.
Call Number: DS195 .F4613 1986

Reference Books

Ágoston, Gábor and Bruce Masters, eds. Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire. New York: Facts On File, 2009. Print.
Call Number: REF DR486 .E53 2009

West, Barbara A., ed. Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania. New York: Facts On File, 2009. Print.
Call Number: REF GN625 .W47 2009

Stearns, Peter N., ed. The Encyclopedia of world history: ancient, medieval, and modern, chronologically arranged. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Print.
Call Number: REF D21 .E578 2001

Ball, Howard. Genocide: a reference handbook. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2011. Print.
Call Number: REF HV6322.7 .B35 2011

Electronic Books


The library recently added 20,000 online books from the vendor Ebrary. This is the “community college” collection, of interest to students and faculty at 2-year colleges. All books are simultaneously available to all RCC users.

America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915
Winter, Jay. American and the Amernian Genocide of 1915. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Web.

Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War
De Waal, Thomas. Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan through peace and war. New York: New York University Press, 2003. Web.

Reigns of Terror
Marchak, Patricia M. Reigns of Terror. Ithaca: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003. Web.

Available at other Boston libraries

These books can be requested for pickup at the RCC Library through the online catalog.

Balakian, Peter. The Burning Tigris: the Armenian genocide and America's response. New York: HarperCollins, 2003. Print.

Miller, Donald E. and Lorna Touryan Miller. Survivors: An oral history of the Armenian genocide. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. Print.

Balakian, Grigoris. Armenian Gologotha: a memoir of the Armenian genocide, 1915-1918. Trans. Peter Balakian. New York: Vintage Books, 2010. Print.

Akçam, Taner. A Shameful Act: the Armenian genocide and the question of Turkish responsibility. Trans. Paul Bessemer. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006. Print.


Access millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including 354 articles mentioning "Armenian Genocide", 12 articles mentioning "Denial of the Armenian Genocide", and 1970 articles mentioning "Ottoman Empire".

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. You can find hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles on the topic of the Armenian Genocide.

Ancient and Medieval History Online

Ancient and Medieval History online explores the pre-modern world with in-depth focus on Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Includes timelines, biographies, primary sources and audio/video files. It includes 415 articles about ancient and medieval Armenia.

Credo Reference

Through the Credo Reference database, RCC students can gain access to any of a possible 2,977,685 entries, from 284 titles and 57 publishers. It contains 38 articles about the Armenian Genocide.

Military & Government Collection

This database provides full text for over 320 military related periodicals and general interest magazines, including over 60 titles on the Armenian Genocide and over 400 on the Ottoman Empire.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Here you can find information on the Armenian Genocide with hundreds of different viewpoints, academic journal articles, reference sources, news, primary sources and more.

World History in Context

History Resource Center: World is a comprehensive collection of award-winning reference, full-text articles from leading scholarly publications, an array of primary sources, and images, maps and charts which provide expansive geographic and chronologic research materials for the study of world history. From ancient Europe to Latin America and from the Far East to the Renaissance, world history curricula is supported with over 1,800 primary sources, over 27 reference titles and more than 110 journals. This database has over 400 newspaper, magazine, reference and academic articles about the Armenian Genocide.

Streaming Videos

Films On Demand

The Armenian Genocide - Educator's Edition (57 minsutes)
During World War I, the Ottoman Empire exterminated more than one million members of its minority Armenian population. This program, narrated by Julianna Margulies, unflinchingly addresses the Armenian genocide, a dark and long-suppressed chapter in 20th-century history. Rarely seen footage, uncensored photographs, excerpts from eyewitness reports and newspaper articles, and interviews with leading experts, relatives of survivors and perpetrators, and others provide viewers with a vivid image of the methodical elimination of Armenians that haunts Turkey to this day. Turkey’s ongoing denial of the genocide, calling it instead an Armenian insurrection or a Turkish civil war between Muslims and Christians, is also explored—a hot-button issue as the country positions itself for entry into the European Union. Some images may be objectionable.

Armenians: A Story of Survival (58 minsutes)
Shot in 12 countries and narrated by Academy Award–winning actress Olympia Dukakis, this program illustrates the epic journey of the Armenian people—from their origins centuries before Christ, through their near elimination early in the 20th century, to the rebirth of their nation following the Soviet collapse. The film includes interviews with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel; author Christopher Walker (The Armenians: Survival of a Nation); the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Catholicos Karekin II; and the former president of Armenia, Robert Kocharian. Archival footage from the 1915 Armenian genocide and the era of Soviet Armenia adds further depth to this sweeping narrative.


Armenia: A Genocide Denied (34 minsutes)
In 1915, the Ottoman Empire tried to exterminate its Christian Armenian citizens, killing perhaps as many as 1.5 million people. Modern-day Turkey denies that it happened. For both moral and diplomatic reasons, Israel downplays the event. This program investigates evidence of an Armenian genocide by visiting sites of mass burials and presenting testimonials from survivors and their descendants. Leading figures on both sides of the debate are interviewed, including historian Hilal Berktay, who leads the effort for recognition in Turkey; Dr. Yari Auron, the Israeli author of The Banality of Indifference; and Arslan Terzioglu, head of the Turkish government's Armenian Research Institute.

Web sites

There are several good Armenian Genocide web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. Cornell Universityhas a very good guide to evaluating websites.

Citing Sources: Style Guides

These resouces will help you to correctly cite any sources you use in your research.

APA Style Tutorial
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation style
The Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style Guide
The Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.


General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 6/23/2011 by Autumn Haag: Updated on 03/15/2014 by Katie Bliss.
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