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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Why use them?

Dictionaries and encyclopedias like the ones listed here can be important sources of background or other information to assist you with research on your term papers.  If your interests are broad, this information may help you focus on a manageable research topic.  These sources may also suggest books or articles which contain more information on your chosen topics.

Recommended Sources from our Reference Collection

Look for these and others on the first floor of the library next to the Research Center:

Cold War America
REF: E741 .G76 2003

Dictionary of the Middle Ages (13 v.)
REF: D114 .D5 1982

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture
REF: E169.12 .E49 2001

Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing (2 v.)
REF: D14 .E53 1999

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance (6 v.)
REF: CB361 .E52 1999

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