This guide describes databases, library services, and other resources for senior researchers in history.
Books can be secondary sources or primary sources, or may contain both. OneSearch is the best place to begin your search for books at the duPont-Ball Library and beyond.
Consider using encyclopedias and other reference sources when you begin researching a topic. Some encyclopedias will provide more in-depth information than others, but any general encyclopedia is a good source to consult for background information of your chosen subject area. Most encyclopedias provide: