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HIST 202: Course Guide: Find Background Information

This guide is intended to help students in HIST 202 find, use and cite primary and secondary sources for their research.

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. 

Reference Books

A Dictionary of World History

Entries include biographies of key figures in world history, separate entries for every country in the world, and in-depth entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and major conflicts and events.

Online Encyclopedias