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HIST 4433/5433 Historical Methods

An examination of research methods and historical writing.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Reference Works

Reference works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias provide background information. These resources are useful when you:

  • Want to quickly learn about a topic.
  • Are having trouble selecting a topic for an assignment.
  • Don’t know what search terms to use.
  • Need to find facts and figures.

Virtual Reference

Oxford English Dictionary Online
  • Oxford
  • Full-text resource

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.

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Gale eBooks
  • Gale
  • Full-text resource
  • Electronic books

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Digital Reference Texts

Full-text resources in Gale eBooks include:

Sociology Dictionaries

The following is a sample from our reference collection.

Sociology Encyclopedias

History Dictionaries

History Encyclopedias

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