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History 456: Reference Sources

Civil War and Reconstruction
Professor: Charles Dew
Fall 2019

What are Reference Sources?

Reference sources, or teritary sources, provide overviews of topics, suggested readings, and facts and figures. Some examples include:

  • Almanacs
  • Bibliographies
  • Biographical dictionaries
  • Chronologies
  • General dictionaries
  • General encyclopedias
  • Research guides
  • Statistical handbooks
  • Subject dictionaries
  • Subject encyclopedias
  • Yearbooks

Subject Librarian

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Christine Ménard
Meet your librarian:
Contact:
Sawyer Library
Research Services, Room 347D
413-597-2515
cmenard@williams.edu
Pronouns: she/her/hers