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The general resources listed below are a good starting point for exploring history topics. Each project focus in PBDS 645, however, will require an exploration of a unique set of primary and secondary sources. Contact Irene Munster once you have decided on a project topic. Irene will update this guide to include resources relating to your specific research needs.
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Before there was Wikipedia, encyclopedias were the best resource for general information on almost any topic and Encyclopedia Britannica is one of the best of these. The entries are brief but accurate, and they contain links to other sources of information on the topics.
Searching in Google Scholar
In order to link Google Scholar to the full text of articles available in your home university's library, navigate to https://scholar.google.com/scholar_settings#2 (see below). Not all resources listed on google scholar are authoritative; verify the publication source of any article found here.