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History Courses & Research: HI 211 / HI 282

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Encyclopedias in Reference

We have general and specific (such as the one about ancient sports).

Encyclopedias on 1st Floor

We have general and specific (such as the one about ancient women).

Web Resources

Below are a few credible websites with information on your topic. There are more websites out there--but you have to know how to evaluate their credibility.

Search for university-authored webpages by using this phrase: inurl:edu plus any keywords.

  • Be careful--many .edu sites are actually authored by students, not faculty.

Search for nonprofit organizations with this: inurl:org plus any keywords.

Museums are usually nonprofit, but you could also use the keyword museum plus your other keywords.

Avoid any content farm websites, such as about.com, ehow, helium--there are so many. If the author isn't credible and the site is full of ads, that's a bad sign.