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HIST 091: Senior Research Seminar (SC)

History 091: Senior Research Seminar (Megan Brown and Bob Weinberg) Fall 2024

How to find overviews and reference sources

The TriCo Libraries have a wide range of what are called reference sources. These include encyclopedias, handbooks, historical dictionaries, and other resources that can help you with background research. They're particularly useful for exploring your topic and identifying good sources to use in your research. (Not all reference sources are created equal, though, so use carefully.)

Find Overviews & Reference Sources:

Finding Book Reviews

Researching specific people

These resources can help you find basic information about particular people. Often these resources will go into greater depth than the Wikipedia entry, and usually include citations to full biographies and scholarly works about the prerson you're researching.

Finding Historical Statistics