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Encyclopedia and Background Sources

Encyclopedia and Background sources (sometimes referred to as "Reference sources") are extremely useful for providing authoritative overviews and background information on a topic. They will give you the terminology and the key names, dates and concepts that can be used when conducting online searches for scholarly articles, books, as well as for searching for primary sources and historical newspapers. Many reference sources also provide extensive bibliographies that list the important and influential scholarship on a given topic.

Online Background Sources (Selected Titles)

Print Background Sources (Selected Titles)