Organized chronologically, these publications provide overviews of significant events in a given period of time.
Annual Register, or a view of the history, politics and literature for the year […]
via Eighteenth Century Collections Online (1758-1799)
Annual Register: a Record of World Events
REF D2.A6R (latest ten volumes)
D2.A6R from 1800- (some gaps; minus latest ten volumes)
Provides essay-format coverage of events, structured geographically (ie: the 2003 vol. covers events of that year in each country), and includes essays on select subjects and overviews of the year's events.
Organized chronologically, each issue provides short entries on subjects such as "Canadian Unity" and "Labour". Issues are published weekly, and compiled into yearly volumes, each with a name, title and subject index.
Facts on File
REF Index Shelves from 1964-2010 (Feb. 11)
Published weekly, each issue provides a concise description of major news events, organized so that emphasis is on major stories, while others are divided geographically. Each volume has a cumulative name and subject index, and a "quick access" index of major news stories of that year.
Keesing’s Contemporary Archives 1931-1986 Keesing's Record of World Events 1987-current
Published monthly, each issue provides short summaries of one or two major news events in every country. Print issues are compiled in yearly volumes, which include a subject and name index for that year. Has name and subject indexes in separate volumes for 1987-present (see QCAT).