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HR 101: What we Leave Behind: Fashion and Decor Through the Ages

Historical Background

Reference Books

Reference tools such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are good places to start your research because they provide an overview of the topic as well as keywords, dates, and facts.  Also don't forget to look in the library catalog (see Finding Books) for more print and electronic books on your topic.

Tips: 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.

Historical Background (Library Databases)

Historical Background (Websites)

Music & Musicians

You can also search the library catalog to locate other dictionaries, encyclopedias and books about music during your specific period.

Library Research Guides by Subject