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Brown | Modern European History

Background Information

The reference collection is a great place to start your research, but it is important to know what kind of information a reference source offers. An encyclopedia may give you a broad overview of your topic and will help you identify search terms. This type of reference source will help you begin your research, but it should not be the foundation for a history research paper. Begin your research by using one of the online databases with tertiary sources or a reference book from the print collection. 

Databases with Tertiary Sources

Reference Books in the Print Collection