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U.S. History Spring Research Paper: General Reference Sources

Reference

 

START WITH REFERENCE SOURCES for the essential background information on your subject.

 

Examples of Reference SourcesAlmanacs, atlases, bibliographies, dictionaries / thesauruses, encyclopedias, handbooks, and indexes.

The print and electronic sources below are encyclopedias and other reference sources that will give you a broad overview of your subject:

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How

This will allow you to better understand where the specific information you find later fits in the bigger picture.

 
 Online Subscription Databases : American History generally

Book / eBook Reference Sources

General Reference Sources in American history
Click on the links below for reference materials in these categories: