HUMA 422 (Lewis)History 118 (Prof. Tashjian)
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  • They can help you narrow your topic by identifying unique concepts, events, or individuals.
  • It provides important background on larger social and historical contexts.
  • Some sources can point you towards original Research.

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895 - Paul Finkelman (Editor)
Call Number: 973.0496073 En1f 1619-1895
ISBN: 0195167775
Publication Date: 2006-04-06

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present - Paul Finkelman (Editor)
Call Number: 973.0496073 En1f
ISBN: 0195167791
Publication Date: 2009-02-02

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Encyclopedia of European Social History - Peter Stearns (Editor)
Call Number: 306.09403 En1s
ISBN: 0684805820
Publication Date: 2000-12-20

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Encyclopedia of Asian History - Ainslie T. Embree (Editor)
Call Number: 950 En1a
ISBN: 0684186195
Publication Date: 1905-06-01


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