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HIST 120: Course Guide: Find Background Information

This guide is intended to help students in HIST 120 find resources for their research.

What are reference books?

What are background sources?

Background sources are sources that provide you with information such as key facts, subject overviews, and definitions. They are a great starting point for your research. Encyclopedias are an example of a background source. 

Online Encyclopedias