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MAS 219 - (Gaxiola) Mexican-American Culture: Encyclopedias

Why use General References?

Reference Sources (Tertiary sources) are used in the early stages of research to provide context and background. They tell you what you need to know so you can research in greater depth. Reference Sources are never cited. Websites such as history.com and Wikipedia are reference sources. Reference sources give you the essential facts and concepts to understand your topic and they focused on well-established knowledge. They present controversies in an objective and balanced way.

Encyclopedia Database - Gale Ebooks

Encyclopedia Britannica

Latino American Experience

Modern World History - Inforbase

Using a Reference Source

American Indian Experience