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Encyclopedias

This research guide is tailored for anyone interested in resources pertaining to the history of the Middle East to the 16th century.

Electronic Encyclopedias

Why use Encyclopedias?

Encyclopedias provide an overview and introduction to a topic. Encyclopedias are meant to get you started on a topic and can help you become familar with issues and terminology in a subject area. They will provide you with background information and additional references. They are not research documents.  

E-Reference Collections