Tips

Encyclopedias are great for:

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

Cambridge Histories Online

Cambridge Histories Online

Excellent resource. Full text. Chapters as pdfs. Extremely high quality essays with rich footnotes and bibliography.

Language Dictionaries

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Peer reviewed annotated sources in a variety of disciplines:

Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO)

Specialized Encyclopedias

Antiquity

Middle Ages

Europe

Asia

Other areas of the world

See: History: A Guide to Library Research

United States

Biography


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Superior to Wikipedia on most topics & disciplines: