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Nathaniel P. Hill Library

Start with a Background Source

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Background sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks) provide a broad overview of a topic to help you get started.

Where should I start? Use Credo Reference. It provides:

  • topic pages and access to a wide array of reference materials
  • interactive mind mapping
  • links to related in-depth resources in other library databases.

Background Sources by Subject

General Background Sources

Art

Modern Language

Health

History

International

Religion

Science