Why reference books? Because reference books provide you with:
After viewing these online and print resources you will be developing a plan of what to concentrate your research efforts on and the who, what, where and why that you want to explore further.
These resources are a good starting point in a selection of a research topic
Online Reference Resources (Note: off-campus access to these databases requires that you sign on using your mymsjc user name and password.):
Great Britain—History—Henry V, 1413-1422
Greece—History—Peloponnesian War, 431-404 B.C.
Hundred Years’ War, 1339-1453
Italy—History—Carolingian rule, 774-887
Rome—History—Mithridatic Wars, 88-63 B.C.