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History 200E: Latinos, Labor, and Migration

Guide for finding resources to complete assignments for History 200E

Picking a Topic

You can use "tertiary" reference sources (e.g., encyclopedias, biographies, almanacs, etc.) to learn about possible topics, and to gather helpful background information on these topics. These sources provide broad overviews, but also often contain bibliographies that point to more relevant sources. The following reference websites allow for keyword searching and subject browsing.

  • Credo Reference

    Links to various reference books including dictionaries and encyclopedias from every major subject including art, science, history, music, foreign language, politics and literature.

  • Britannica Online

    Online version of a broad, general-knowledge encyclopedia.

Specialized reference sources particular to a discipline or area of study can be especially good starting points. The following are available online and are keyword searchable and browsable by topic.

Developing Your Question

The Writer's Workshop and the Undergraduate Library, in partnership, offer remote research and writing consultations.  Get help from experts focusing your research question(s) or developing your argument.

Finding Sources

Subject Specialists

  • Subject Specialists are experts in finding materials in their subject areas. Contact them for help finding specific materials for your research project.
Area Subject Librarian E-mail
Global Studies Steve Witt swwitt@illinois.edu
Government Information Sanga Sung ssung@illinois.edu
Labor & Employment Relations Nancy O'Brien npobrien@illinois.edu
Latin American & Caribbean Studies Antonio Sotomayor asotomay@illinois.edu
Maps & Cartography Jenny Johnson jmj@illinois.edu
Sociology/Geography & Geographic Information Science Jess Hagman jhagman@illinois.edu
(Urban) Planning Michael Dickinson mad4@illinois.edu