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Educational Policy Studies 199BAR: Vietnam and Global Student Protests

Course guide.


On this page are sources of ready-information for questions like, when was the protest at Kent State University at which the National Guard opened fire on students? 

Use also to confirm information you find in places like Wikipedia: these sources tend to be perceived as more credible, so you can cite them in a paper with confidence.

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.

2. Bibliographies, Handbooks, Guides

Bibliographies, handbooks, and guides can assist you in charting a path through the vast amount of research available on a topic. Specialized bibliographies can also help you identify difficult-to-find materials.

3. Chronologies and Factbooks

4. Biographies

For more on finding biographical information, consult the Biography guide from Main Reference.