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HIST 200L American Civilization

How are encyclopedias and dictionaries useful?

They are great places to locate:

  • The meaning of an unfamiliar term
  • Background information on a concept or topic

Where can I search for encyclopedias and dictionaries?

Below is a selected list of resources in which you can search for information in encyclopedias and dictionaries:

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Selected American History Titles

Below are examples of encyclopedias containing concise information about American history:

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