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A Guide To...History


Browse the G1000-G3122 call number range on the mezzanine level of Dinand when looking for an atlas. Most atlases, including both historial atlases and current atlases, are located in this range. 

Recommended Reference Sources for History

Encyclopedias and other types of reference books can be a great place to start your research. These works will often provide important background information and provide an overview of individuals' names, place names, and terminology related to your topic. The encyclopedia entries will also often include helpful bibliographies with recommended sources for more information on a topic.

The list below lists examples of reference books covering the history of different parts of the world and different time periods. However, the list is far from comprehensive. Try browsing the relevant call number ranges of the reference collection in the Main Reading Room of Dinand to find additional reference materials.