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American Studies

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What are Reference Sources?

  • Reference sources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases.
  • They may give you a succinct overview of a topic. 
  • They may help you identify a topic to explore in depth.
  • They may provide quick, reliable facts.
  • They may include bibliographies that will lead you to detailed studies.


Encyclopedias & Context

Specialized Reference Sources


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