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Finding Reference Books
You can find historical reference books in the Library's Reference Section. Topics range from ancient history through the modern period for U.S. and World history. Print copies of Reference books are indicated by a Call Number and are available for in library use only. Listed below are just a few examples of available online and/or print reference sources for historical research.
Reference materials are ideal sources to begin your research into any topic. Use these to:
- Get an overview and background information
- Identify important people, places, events, and ideas
This will help you to:
- Pick up on kewords you can use in your searches
- Focus your topic from overly broad (e.g., The Civil War) to focused (e.g., The experiences of prisoners of war in the Andersonville prison camp)
- To learn more about finding books and accessing eBooks see the tab Finding Books and eBooks
Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World
Call Number: REF CB311 .E533 2008
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
Call Number: REF BP40 .E525 2004
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
Call Number: REF CB361 .E52 1999
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life
Call Number: REF GT31 .G74 2004
Online Reference sources
eBooks are available through the library online from anywhere at anytime. Listed here are a few examples of available reference eBooks.
If a Call Number is provided, this means the book is also available in print in the library.