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Gale Virtual Reference Library
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Recommended Reference Books and Subject Introductions
Dictionary of American History
Call Number: E174 D52 2003 Reference
Publication Date: 2003
Available online through the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Use the left side search box to search within the book.
Call Number: Available as an ebook in Gale Virtual Reference Library
Publication Date: 2001
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A History of Women in the United States by
Call Number: HQ1410 H58 2004 Reference
Publication Date: 2004
Available in print at the Library.
How to do Research in College
How to do Research Guide
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Virtual Library Orientation
Get an overview of the Library Resources and an interactive introduction to conducting research.
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