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Reference Sources in History: An Introductory Guide. 2nd ed.

Reference Sources in History: An Introductory Guide. 2nd ed.

Brian E. Coutts, Western Kentucky University
Ron Fritze
Louis Vyhnanek

Brian E. Coutts is head of the Department of Library Public Services at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.


Reference Sources in History catalogs atlases, encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, sourcebooks, bibliographies, and chronologies and makes sense of it all. Its broad scope and systematic organization make it an accessible, reliable resource for experienced and inexperienced researchers alike.

Fully annotated and updated, the new edition summarizes hundreds of reference works on every conceivable subject in history—from ancient to modern, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. This edition also reflects the dramatic impact of the digital revolution on historical research by integrating a wide range of Internet and CD-ROM sources. Reference Sources in History is a time-saving alternative to searching the reference stacks or getting lost in an online thicket of dubious historical websites.