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History 174S: Regime Change/U.S. Foreign Policy: Latin American and Beyond: Getting Started

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Finding Background Information: Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Why use an encyclopedia? The Duke University Libraries provide access to hundreds of subject-specific encyclopedias, containing articles written by scholars and experts. Encyclopedias can be excellent resources for providing overviews, brainstorming topics, and identifying keywords to use searches.

 Online Reference Collections

ABC-CLIO ebook Collection, formerly History Reference Online, is an online collection of hundreds of history reference titles published by ABC-Clio. This is a fantastic resource, which can be browsed by subject categories or full-text searched by keyword. 

 Oxford Reference Online provides access to a selection of reference titles.  The database homepage displays a listing of all the accessible titles. so you can quickly identify the ones that pertain to U.S. history.

Blackwell Reference Online is an online collection of the well regarded Blackwell companions.  You can browse by subject, search the entire collection, or search within a specific work.

Specific Titles of Interest: Print and Online

Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations (Print)

Historical Dictionary of U.S.-Latin American Relations (Print)

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (Print and online in Oxford Reference Online)

Historical Encyclopedia of U.S. Presidential Use of Force, 1789-2000 (Online)

Encyclopedia of Human Rights (Online)

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Kelley Lawton
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Your Librarian

Carson Holloway
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Librarian for Military History, History of Science and Technology, Britain, Ireland and Commonwealth



Perkins and Lilly Libraries

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