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History & Political Science: Reference Materials

A guide for finding and using history & political science information

Reference Books in Print

History Reference

History call numbers begin with C,D,E, or F. Books in the Reference Collection include almanacs, yearly publications, encyclopedias, & dictionaries.

Political Science Reference

Political Science call numbers begin with J, and law call numbers begin with K. Because Political Science intersects with many other disciplines, other sections may be useful as well. 

Here are some selected print Reference sources for History & Political Science

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Reference Books Online

Encyclopedias and and other reference works provide background information and can be used to identify key people, events and dates which can then be used as search terms for finding additional information. In addition most encyclopedia articles include short bibliographies that will lead you to the major works on the topic.