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A guide to resources for history at the Georgia Tech Library

Using tertiary sources for background research

Tertiary sources compile, summarize, index, or help identify scholarly sources on a topic. They are useful for background research or to get an overview of a topic before delving into secondary or primary sources. Common tertiary sources for History include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and abstracting sources.

From this page you can

  • Access key resources for background research in History

Resources for background research in History