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STS 325: Highway to History: Background Info

Print Reference Sources

You'll find these print sources in the reference section on the main floor of the library! As you use these and other reference sources, keep these tips in mind:

  • Use the index to find your topic. Not all scholarly encyclopedias are arranged alphabetically, or your topic might be covered in a larger entry.
  • Try to find cross references. Look for 'see also' at the beginning or end of a topic.
  • Look for citations at the end of an entry. Helpful secondary books and articles may be listed, and you may even find citations to primary source material. Build a citation chain using this material.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Start your search for background information with these resources. Gale Virtual Reference Library includes the full text of over 100 subject encyclopedias spanning multiple disciplines. Click here or use the search box below. 

Online Reference Resources

Film:How Did We Get Here? A History of Evolutionary Science

This WPA-produced clip of an automobile doing tricks from around 1910, 25 seconds long, is available through our Films on Demand Collection.

Films on Demand: Cars

Additional Online Encyclopedias

Another collection of online encyclopedias is our Oxford Reference Collection. Click the link below to search for background information.