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  • Your syllabus and course reading list
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Why Use General Reference Sources?

  • 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.

Recommended Print Resources

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture
Call Number: Ref 943 En1s
Publication Date: 1999

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Facts About the World's Languages
Call Number: Ref 403 F11g
Publication Date: 2001

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The German American Radical Press
Call Number: Ref 071.308931 G31s
Publication Date: 1992

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Historical Dictionary of German Literature to 1945 - Grange, William
Call Number: Ref. 830.9 G76h
Publication Date: 2009


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