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A guide to library resources in North American and European history

State-of-research guides

Reference sources like these will guide you through the recent scholarly thinking on a topic and then point you to related primary and secondary sources. The Oxford, Cambridge and Blackwell titles listed below are high-caliber introductions into a field.

Research Encyclopedias

Sources and methods

Cited reference searching

The Library provides several sources resources for locating measures of research impact in the humanistic social sciences.  Tools are often integrated into articles databases.