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HIST H270 What is History?

Research guide for students in H270, What is History?

Reference and General History

IMPORTANT NOTE: Encyclopedias and dictionaries provide useful background information and are valuable tools as you begin to research a topic. HOWEVER, they are not significant sources for research papers and an overreliance on such works indicates superficial, not thorough, research.

General Reference Databases

Biographical Databases

Thematic or Era-Based Encyclopedias