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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 498H: Europe and the World, 1600-1750

A course guide

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, especially as many include bibliographies.

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

Bibliographies

Biographies

Facts and Statistics