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HIS150 Reacting to the Past: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries


Dictionaries and encyclopedias like the ones listed on this page are a good place to begin your research. They can provide background or general information on a topic, help to narrow a broad topic to a manageable one for your paper, and suggest other sources you might consult for further information.

Starting points for historical research (print)

Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries


Print Resources - Biographies

Many important sources for historical research are not available online, but are in the Library's Reference Collection.

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Daniel Holden