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HST 480 (Sleeper-Smith, Fall 2019): Reference Sources

Using Reference Sources

Reference sources help you to get a general overview of a topic that interests you, and to get ideas for more specific topics that you can focus your research on. You can search for reference sources in the MSU Library Catalog, or through one of our reference databases listed at the right.

To search for bibliographies or encyclopedias in the MSU Catalog, simply add the terms "encyclopedia" or "bibliographies" to your search. For example:

Reference Databases