Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

HIST 150: Unlearning US History (Fall 2022)

Reference Sources

Reference materials are designed to provide overviews on a topic, or give recommendations on where else to find information, or to provide a short burst of general information on a topic. These materials include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guides, and bibliographies. Our physical collection of reference materials are on the main floor, but most are currently online. NOTE: reference sources are often written by experts, but are not considered peer reviewed articles/chapters. They are meant to direct you to peer reviewed literature, not serve as a substitution for it.

These are some key reference resources:

Finding reference sources in the library catalog

In the library catalog, search your topic keyword in one box, then in the second search:

(Dictionar* OR encyclopedia OR handbook) 

Be sure to limit results to books and ebooks

You can also use a normal search for your topic, then limit your results to "Reference Entries"

Example: