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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 498B: U.S. Cultures of Space and Place, 1830-2000

A course guide.

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: Credo Reference, and Gale Virtual Reference Library.

2. Bibliographies and Guides

3. Biographies

Three good, general sources for biographical information are

4. Atlases

5. Guides to Newspapers and Periodicals