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History Courses & Research: Get Started

What can overview sources do for you? A LOT, in history courses

See the boxes below for the various types of overview sources that help with history topics--in addition to, of course, the usual keywords, background info, and source recommendations.

Overview of Life Activities

Overview with Statistics

Overview with Critical Summaries

Overview in Databases




Overview with Primary Sources

Not all Encyclopedias are in Reference

Many of our reference books are actually in the 1st floor regular stacks, not Reference.