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USSO 286Y The Holocaust and Local History

Research guide for University Seminar with Prof. Sean Martin.

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Online Reference Collections

KSL E-Reference Collection - A wide variety of topical sources in the Reference section of the KSL online database collection.

OhioLink Electronic Book Center: A collection of thousands of full-text reference and scholarly publications.  Fully searchable and covering multiple subjects.

 American National Biography : Offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women, from all eras and walks of life, whose lives have shaped the nation.

Encyclopaedia Judaica:  Provides an overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to Americana and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.

Oxford Reference Online: Full-text coverage of over 100 dictionaries, general reference, language reference, and subject reference works from Oxford University Press.  Coverage: 01-JAN-90

Reference Collections in Print

Types of subject-specific library reference works include:

  • topical encyclopedias
  • biographical dictionaries
  • directories (for people and associations)
  • historical atlases and almanacs
  • subject handbooks
  • subject guides
  • statistical compendia
  • subject bibliographies

Use these reference keyword names in keyword searches to find the section of the reference collection that addresses your topic.

  • Online catalog keyword search example = (“encyclopedia/dictionary/handbook”) + (research topic keywords)

Make sure to note the location of the print reference source in the catalog entry.  It will be on of these three designations:

  • Core Reference (first floor, Northeast shelves)
  • Ready Reference (first floor, behind reference desk)
  • Check Shelves (*this means that the reference work is shelved on the third floor with the rest of our books and monographs)

Jewish History Reference

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