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HIST 214: Sandin, J. (Spring 2024): Finding background information

Starting out

When you begin the research process, it's usually necessary to get some basic background information on your topic. Reference sources---dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and atlases--are the best place to get this kind of information. This page provides you with some great starting points to become familiar with your topic. 

Gale eBooks

What's Gale eBooks?

Gale eBooks is a collection of electronic encyclopedia articles on many different topics. There are quite a few articles on topics related to the history of the Pacific Northwest. 

Here's a screenshot of a sample search.

Online reference sources

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