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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library
START YOUR RESEARCH WITH REFERENCE SOURCES
Reference sources are encyclopedias and other reference material that 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.
- Make note of terms, also called keywords, relating to your topic:
- Examples: names of people; important dates; relevant legislation; words or expressions unique to your topic.
- You can use these keywords when searching for secondary sources (books and journal articles) and primary sources.
Examples of Reference Sources: Almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, dictionaries / thesauruses, encyclopedias, handbooks, and indexes.
REFERENCE SOURCES: WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Thank you for using Print Reference books in the library only.
American Centuries: The Ideas, Issues and Values That Shaped American History
Call Number: Ref E174 .A534 2011 (also an online ebook)
Publication Date: 2011
NOTE: Contains an excellent overview of American women's history and progress century by century. In the ebook, search Women in the Table of Contents. It will appear 4 times; the 3rd is women in the 19th century and the 4th is women in the 20th century.
means this source contains Primary Sources.
American Women's Biography Reference Sources
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