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Honors U.S. History (HUSH): Fall research project: Getting started with reference sources

This guide will help you find the sources you need for your HUSH research paper. There is access to reference, primary, and secondary source

Why use a reference source?

A reference source is a great place to get an overview of your topic. By carefully reading a detailed reference article you can:

  • Get a solid grounding on the facts or background of an event, person, or time period
  • Discover different ways to take on your topic
  • Gather keywords, names, and dates for further searching
  • Use the Selected Bibliography to start gathering your secondary sources

Finding a reference source

Here are just a few of the encyclopedias we have in the library:

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