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Finding Background Information
Checking encyclopedias can help:
- Determine what the main issues or challenges are within a topic.
- Summarize the issues, so that you can get a sense of the overall topic.
- Identify good starting points in their bibliographies.
Some relevant encyclopedias include:
Encyclopedia of Women and Gender This link opens in a new window
Essays on topics from abortion to working environments. Background on a wide range of topics, with recommended readings for further exploration.
Also available in print, Reference HQ 1115.E54 2009
Oxford African American Studies Center This link opens in a new window
Includes Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, Africana, content from the African American National Biography project, Encyclopedia of African American Art & Architecture, Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, articles from other reference works, bibliographies, timelines, maps, images, primary source documents, links to Internet resources.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States This link opens in a new window
Encyclopedia covering Latino and Latina experience.
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5
Call Number: Reference Desk RC455.2 .C4 D536 2013
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