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HIST 2280: West & the Middle East

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Selected Databases for Background Information

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Selected Print Texts for Background Information

Try these books below for background information on your topic.  Don't forget - reference tools such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are also good places to start your research because they provide an overview of the topic as well as keywords, dates, and facts.


        • Try looking at the bibliography at the end of the entry for a list of other sources such as relevant journal articles and books.
        • When you have found books on your topic, look at the books on the shelf nearby to see if they are related to your topic.

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