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HIST 3430 History of the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction (Fall 2023)

a guide to library research


Encyclopedias are great for:

  • choosing a topic
  • quick self-education
  • perspective on a topic
  • variant spellings, vocabulary, terminology
  • bibliography

Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO)

American History Encyclopedias

Civil War & Reconstruction

Cambridge Histories


Superior to Wikipedia on most topics & disciplines: