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History and Political Science LibGuide: Getting Started


Start Your Research With Online Reference Books

These databases can help you find topic overviews, statistics, images, maps, and more. Because they have full text online, you can access these materials any time using any computer.


Reference Books

Reference Books, such as encyclopedias and directories, are useful for topic overviews, historical background, statistics, images, maps, and more.  The following reference books are shelved with the circulating collection but cannot leave the library.

  • Chronology of World History: REF 902.02 M45c 1999
  • International Dictionary of Historic Places: REF 909 I58
  • Encyclopedia of American Historical Documents: REF 973 E53 2004
  • Encyclopedia of American Political History: REF 973 E531 2001

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