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Encylopedias, etc.: History

A guide for background information to form a solid research base for your topic.

Reference E-Books

Specialized historical dictionaries and encyclopedias exist for a wide variety of topics, from individual nations to labor, science, economics, and others.

Selected titles below.

Finding Statistical Sources

Sometimes you can find the statistical information you need in a journal article, but frequently discipline related background information and statistics are gathered and reported in different formats.  The following resources illustrate some of the variety you will find.

Statistical Abstract
of the Uniteted States

US Counties

Yearbook of
Immigration Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics

National Center for
Education Statistics

Pew Internet &
American Life Project

Find Reference E-Books

Use these databases to access online reference materials. Get started by clicking a logo below.

Gale Virtual Reference Library 
Sage Knowledge