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Modern European History: Background Information

Reference Sources for 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 the print reference collection located or use one of the online reference databases.

General Reference Databases

Print Reference Sources