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Reference Research Tips
Begin your research by using either the print reference collection on the main floor of the Library or one of the reference databases. A reference source will give you a broad overview of your subject.
Use the table of contents or index to find articles with information on your topic. Also, see if the article has a bibliography, which can give you some great leads to other sources.
Online Reference Sources
Global Nonviolent Action Database
Information about hundreds of cases of nonviolent action for learning and for citizen action. A project of Swarthmore College, including Peace and Conflict Studies, the Peace Collection, and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.
History Database Center
Includes biographies, subject entries, chronologies, primary sources, maps and charts and images.
Includes the complete content of Great Lives from History and Great Events from History.
Issues & Controversies
In-Depth Investigations into Todays Top Issues.