Doe Reference Collection | encyclopedias

Doe Library has the campus' major reference collection for the arts, humanities & social sciences. The Doe Reference Service is located on the second floor of the library and has a staffed desk to help navigate the collection (hours, info.).

If you need general information about a historical time period, encyclopedias are often a good place to get that context.

  • provide basic background information -- identify people, events, issues, agencies, etc.
  • knowing this information can help you narrow your search
  • background can help you use historical sources, providing context to their content
Last Update: May 30, 2012 10:54