It is a good idea to begin your research with some quick and organized background information from sources such as encyclopedias and dictionaries. Background information provides an overview and a context. It provides definitions of terminology, important names, places, and dates, and a brief bibliography of important works that you could use as a springboard for your research.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of full-text encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources on many different subjects.
Oxford Reference contains concise coverage of a broad range of subjects and is particularly good for quotations and multi-language dictionaries.
Searches the content of reference resources owned by UK Libraries, both electronic and print titles, linking you to the pages that contain your search terms in the electronic versions and to the location of the print title in the paper collection while also providing page references. Electronic resources are indicated by .
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This guide will help you locate the sources you need for your HIS 202 research and essays. The instructions walk you through the research process and show you how to find both print and electronic books as well as journal articles on a wide range of topics and issues.
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