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HIST 3591: America at War and Peace
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Why Use Reference Sources?
Reference works can help you by:
- Providing a quick overview of a topic. This gives you a context for interpreting your primary sources.
- Identifying key questions that can shape your research.
- Pointing you towards both primary and secondary sources on the topic.
Don't overlook them! They will save you time.
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Reference articles typically end with a bibliography or works cited, which you can use to find key books and articles on the topic.