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Generally, information develops from specific to broad. An event happens, people report on it, people analyze it, and it becomes a part of the historical narrative. Your research sources should move in the opposite direction, from broad to narrow. Start your research in Reference Sources and then find some Secondary Sources which will lead you to Primary Sources!

Reference Sources in Reference Universe

Reference sources give you an overview of your topic. All of the reference sources in the OWHL are located in the Garver Room. To see which Garver books are right for you start your search in Reference Universe. Reference Universe only searches reference sources so make sure you use broad terms like "Civil Rights Movement" instead of "political infighting at the SCLC."