The breadth of topics covered under 'History' is diverse. While major events like the Meiji Restoration or World War II may hold the attenion of historians, the minutae of every day life or individual people can be just as compelling, and especially difficult to find for research. These guides typically take a 'big picture' approach to historical research. While other pages in the portal may offer more detailed information on specific topics. For example, if researching women in literature from the Edo era, check the Gender & Sexuality section of the Social Sciences guide.