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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 502: Comparative Nationalism

1. Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Encyclopedias attempt to summarize the state of knowledge in a field of inquiry. A good encyclopedia can be a valuable starting point for your research.

Two online reference collections that students often find useful are: Oxford Reference Online, and Gale Virtual Reference Library.

3. Guides, Catalogs, Other

4. Historical Atlases

Below is a list of major, recently-published sources. In general, to find historical atlases, a good approach is to search in the Online Catalog using the subject terms "historical geography". For example:

  • Thrace --Historical geography.
  • Macedonia --Historical geography.
  • Serbia --Historical geography.

Or try subject words "history" and "maps". For example:

  • Middle East --History --Maps.

Not all of the books retrieved will be atlases, but many will be and most at least will include maps.

5. Almanacs, Yearbooks, and Gazeteers