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History : Start Your Research

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Use this guide to locate a variety of basic resources for research in history. The tabs above provide links to research databases that search thousands of journals, newspapers, books and e-books, and quality Web sites.

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European History

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Online Encyclopedias

The following databases include the full content of over 900 general and specialized encyclopedias that are also published in print.  This is an excellent source to get brief background information if you know little or nothing on your topic.