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HST 112: The West & the World II (Loggains)

What is a Reference Resource?

Reference resources are usually encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, manuals and other books that you would refer to when wanting to know a definition of a word or concept, a general overview of a topic, specific information about a certain period of time or event in history.

eReference Sources

Tutorial for Credo Reference, Gale eReference, and Wikipedia

Using Wikipedia

 

Using Wikipedia can be a great place to start your research.  You can learn about a topic, much like you can in Credo Reference, but you can also find links to other sources.   Never cite Wikipedia, but use it as a jumping off point for your research.  

For example, look up Science

How did science begin?  There is a Table of Contents on the left in a gray box. 

You will see an entry  the Renaissance and Science   -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science

#Renaissance_and_early_modern_science

What is that all about?

If you scroll to the bottom of that section, you will see a list of references.  Many link out to the original article, but some do not.  You can actually take the title of an article and try copying into one of our databases to see if we have the full-text of the article.