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HSS 100 - Ancient Americas until European Discovery: Introduction & Reference Sources

Welcome to the Maya OWHL Guide

On this tab you will find reference sources available through the OWHL to help you get started on your research.

Remember, reference sources will give you a broad overview of your topic. They won't provide all the information, but they will help you create a research roadmap of what you should do next in the research process. Use the table of contents or index to find the information you are looking for. If you can't find it, try to think of alternate names or spellings and look there.

After taking notes from one of the reference sources linked or listed on this page, fill out the "Topic Development Worksheet" listed below.


Right: Palenque. Jorge Pérez De Lara. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Web. 13 Sept. 2016.

Quick Links

Reference Databases

***In Noodletools, cite any source you find in the following databases by answering the prompts this way:  "Where is it"? --> Database, "What is it"? --> Reference Source. 

Reference E-books

***In Noodletools, cite any reference e-book you use below by answering the prompts this way:  "Where is it"? --> Database, "What is it"? --> Reference Source. 

Print Reference Sources (Garver Room)

Here's a list of selected specialized reference books (available in the Garver Room) you may want to consider.

Remember, reference books CANNOT be checked out or leave the library. When you are done using them, please return reference books to the cart near the entrance to the Garver Room.

***In Noodletools, cite these sources by answering the prompts this way:  "Where is it"? --> Print/in hand, "What is it"? --> Reference Source. 

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