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History 104 - History of World Civilizations Since 1500: Choosing A Topic

Reference Sources

Why reference books? Because reference books provide you with:

  • A springboard to information on a topic
  • Important dates convering who, what, where and why
    for the ‘who, what, when, and how
    for the ‘who, what, when, and how
  • Important individuals and explanation of terms
    for the ‘who, what, when, and how

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.):

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  • Credo Reference Credo Reference is an online resource that contains content from  524 reference books covering every major subject. There are over 2 million entries, and 65,000+ images (art, diagrams, interactive maps and photos).
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Selected Subject Headings

Selected Subject Headings

China—History—Boxer Rebellion, 1899-1901

France—History—Revolution, 1789-1799

Germany—History—Revolution, 1848-1849

India—History—Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858

Mexico—History—Conquest, 1519-1540

Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821

Selected Print Reference Sources