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BADM 383: Global Business History

Resources for your annotated bibliography and final project. History research tips.

Background information

As a more consistently reliable alternative to Wikipedia, use published reference works like encyclopedias and bibliographies to find background information and suggestions for further reading, compiled by experts.

In addition to the reference works and collections listed below, you can find more specific resources in our Online Reference Collection.

Subject Specialist Librarians and Archivists

Subject specialist librarians and archivists are eager to assist you with your research, and in most cases can save you a lot of time, especially if you meet with them early in order to plan out your research strategy. Please feel free to contact us directly, via email:

For assistance using the University Archives, contact our archivists at

Please check the list of Subject Specialists to find out who specializes in other areas related to your project.