HSS 202 - Revolutions: Introduction and Reference Sources

Welcome to the Revolutions OWHL Guide

Welcome to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and the History 202 Revolutions OWHL Guide.

This page contains a list of reference sources available electronically to help you get started on your research.  You may also browse the Garver Room's collection of Reference works, or search what the OWHL has to offer for print reference sources via "Reference Universe", located in a box below.

If you have any questions, please chat with one of the librarians at OWHL Answers, found in the Quick Links Box, or type directly into the box below!


Photo from ARTStor - Creator: Peter Marlow. POLAND. Gdansk. Lenin Shipyard strike. Lech Walesa addressing a crowd of 200,000 people, announcing the government's agreement of the strikers' 21 demands, and the end of the strike actions. 1980.

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Reference Books vs. Circulating Books

Reference books should only be used for an overview, and not as one of your major sources.  Because reference book articles are short, you are not going to find the level of detail required to write a successful paper.

Circulating books offers more specific information on one major subject with lots of details in its further subdivision.  You may also find lots of supporting materials via facts, personal experience or survey as well as possible some statistics.  It takes you to a deeper level of research.

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