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History 200B Hong Kong Cinema: Between China and the World

Guide for finding resources to complete assignments for History 200B

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. 

Developing Your Question

The Writer's Workshop in partnership with the Undergraduate Library offers 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. To schedule an appointment using the Library's Calendar Application, please visit the subject specialists web page.

Area Subject Librarian E-mail
Chinese Studies Shuyong Jiang shyjiang@illinois.edu
South Asian Studies Mara Thacker mthacker@illinois.edu
Cinema Studies/Media Lisa Romero l-romero@illinois.edu