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History 520: Cold War: Culture, Power, and Diplomacy: I. Reference Sources

A course guide

1. Encyclopedias & 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. Handbooks & Guides

3. Biographies

4. Almanacs, Atlases, & Chronologies