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History203: Nations, States, and Violence: Reference: Background & Keywords

Keywords & Sources

Why use a reference source? Besides giving you valuable information on the background of your topic, you can use it find keywords to search. Below are suggestions for what makes a good keyword:

  • Political Parties
  • Conflicts
  • People
  • Locations
  • Themes (e.g. feminism, slavery, etc) 

Also look for a bibliography or suggestions for further reading at the end of the entry. 

Reference books online

Credo Reference contains the full text of entries from hundreds of reference books. Note that citations are provided at the bottom of each entry.

Notable Reference Books on First Floor

Subject Guide

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Rebecca Seipp
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MSIS, Information Science
The University of Texas at Austin
BA, History
Southwestern University