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Research Guides@Tufts

History (General)

This research guide is intended as a starting point for historical research.

Specialized Dictionaries and Encyclopedias



General Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Reference sources--like dictionaries and subject encyclopedias, provide overviews of topics and descriptions of concepts and ideas. They can also provide definitions, statistics, and other details. You can use this type of source to help narrow your research topic, find data to support your thesis, and identify keywords and main ideas to use as search terms.