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History: Secondary Sources

Reference Materials

If a subject is new to you, or if you would like an overview of a topic, basic factual information, or sources for further reading, you may want to consult reference materials. The sources listed here are located in the reference collection (main floor, southeast corner), in Bizzell Memorial Library's stacks or online via the library's website (click on title to access).

Search Discover Local (the catalog) to find other reference works. Try using words like "encyclopedias," "dictionaries," and "bibliographies" with your topic. For example, search world war encyclopedias.

Boxes on this page:

Biography
Chicago Manual of Style
Geography and Historical Statistics
Not So Typical Subjects! 
The OED and Britannica

Subject Encyclopedia and Dictionaries

 

Subject Encyclopedias / Subject Dictionaries

The following titles are examples of reference works covering most of the regions around the world, throughout many eras.
Print copies are in the reference collection (main floor, northeast corner) or in the Bizzell stacks. To access the online resources, click on the title. 

Biography

Print copies are in the reference collection (main floor, northeast corner). To access the online resources, click on the title. 

Geography / Historical Statistics

Print copies are in the reference collection (main floor, northeast corner). To access the online resources, click on the title. 

Reference Works on Less Typical Subjects!

Not all of history is war and politics. Here are some titles from less typical subject areas.
Print copies are in the reference collection  (main floor, northeast corneror in the stacks of Bizzell Library. To access the online resources, click on the title.