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Why use encyclopedias?
After choosing a topic, you may need to locate introductory sources that give basic background information about the subject. Finding background information at the beginning of your research is especially important if you are unfamiliar with the subject area, or not sure from what angle to approach your topic. Some of the information that a background search can provide includes:
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Cold War: A Student Encyclopedia by
Call Number: Reference 909.82503 TUCKCOLD2008
Publication Date: 2007-09-10
Very thorough 5 volume encyclopedia on events, people, and documents of the Cold War.
Note: Volume 5 is all primary sources.
Cold War: The Essential Reference by
Call Number: Reference 909.82503 ARNOCOLD2012
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Essays on important events and people that shaped the Cold War around the globe.
Cold War by
Call Number: Reference 909.82 GORMCOLD2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-01
Covers important Cold War events, from 1945 through the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
v. 1. 1945-1955
v. 2. 1956-1977
v. 3. 1977-1991