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AP European History: Early Modern Europe, 1650—1800: Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

START YOUR RESEARCH WITH REFERENCE SOURCES

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.
  • 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 Books / eBooks

We have identified a number of reference books that may be helpful to you. The links below will direct you too a page that lists all of the books along with their cover images and how to access them.

Arranged by Library of Congress subject areas:

ONLINE REFERENCE DATABASES

Contains Primary Sources means this source contains Primary Sources.