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History: Reference

This guide highlights core print and electronic Library resources in the area of History and it links to relevant web resources. Use this guide as your starting point, come to the library or Ask a Librarian for more resources and further help.

What is Reference ?

Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks and biographies help you find factual and background information about your topic

Google and Wikipedia could be good places to start your search for general and initial ideas about your topic. But you will always have to use Library resources to get more credible information.

Contemporary History

Internet Resources

Selected Encyclopedias

Search Reference Databases

Find Reference Books and E-Books


Use the Library Catalog to find books and other materials available at the University Libraries.


Find eBooks by title or identifying number



Use SearchAll to search across the Library  resources. Limit search results to Reference.

Search Summon for articles, books & more

List of Online Encyclopedias