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HS5328 - The Middle East, the Near East, and the West: Encyclopedias

help for finding secondary and primary sources for a research paper

Learning the background information on your topic

The encyclopedias listed below, and the encyclopedia databases linked here, are good places to learn about a new subject quickly.  Encyclopedia offer you at tool to become familiar with the time, location, and people that were involved in a historical event.  They also often list the most important articles and books written by scholars who are experts on a particular topic or person.  

Encyclopedias for HS5328

This box lists some online encyclopedias on topics covered in HS5328.  Click on the title to search to read entries from the encyclopedia.  Or, search for your topic in one of the encyclopedia databases listed to the right.  

Encyclopedia Databases