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WRPR 167: Globalization in the 21st Century (HC)

Writing Program 167: Globalization in the 21st Century (Hall) Spring 2017

Globalization and Cultural Practices

Starbucks in China, March 2011

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Reference Sources

Encyclopedias and Handbooks provide basic overviews of topics as well as quick identifications of people, places, and events. These titles, like the ones listed below, are written and compiled by scholars who are experts in the field.  Most of the articles and essays collected in the volumes have the added bonus of a list of recommended books and journal articles for further reading.  This is a valuable starting point for your research.

Subject Guide

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Literature Reviews

Literature reviews are a particularly useful resource when doing research.  They address the issues involved in a particular question and the debates among scholars.  They map out the intellectual terrain succinctly and give you the major landmarks in terms of key authors and significant titles for greater understanding.