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HIST 499: Senior Project

This guide was updated in August 2020 and August 2023 for senior researchers in history.


This guide describes databases, library services, and other resources for senior researchers in history.

The library is here to support you in all your research endeavors. Librarians are happy to answer any questions or provide additional help.

Find Background Information

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:

  • Main concepts, including names, dates, places
  • Keywords and subject terms related to topic
  • Lists of related articles or additional resources

Full Text Access

If you need a source the library does not have, use the following tools to get it:

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