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HIST 4950

History Seminar - Ancient History in Film. Dr. Byrd

Background Information

When looking for books and other sources on your topic, it is important you have a good understanding of what your topic is about. There are several ways you can get this type of information:

  • websites. Wikipedia is a great place to gather preliminary info (and find great sources for your research).
  • online encyclopedias.
  • physical encyclopedias.
  • other reference books.

Note: While these are great ways to get information on your topic, they are considered grey literature. Wikipedia and encyclopedia entries are usually not considered appropriate to cite in scholarly research papers. 


  • Wikipedia entries for your topic can be an abundant source of information.

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