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Starting Your Research
Reference sources, like encyclopedias and dictionaries, are a great place to start your research because their articles provide a broad overview of your topic. From these sources, you can extract keywords for further searching.
This list is not exhaustive, but is intended to give you an idea of what is available.
Reference Books in the UHWO Library
Our reference collection is located on the second floor. Look for the shelf marked REFERENCE. These books are for library-use only.
E-books from Credo-Reference
The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century by
Publication Date: 2012-06-26
The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century, a colorful and witty history of the most influential progressive leaders of the twentieth century and beyond.
The Atlas of Global Inequalities by
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
Drawing on research from around the world, this atlas gives shape and meaning to statistics, making it an indispensable resource for understanding global inequalities and an inspiration for social and political action. Inequality underlies many of the challenges facing the world today, and The Atlas of Global Inequalities considers the issue in all its dimensions.
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism by
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
The Encyclopedia Of Race And Racism, 2nd Edition, provides critical information and context on the underlying social, economic, geographical, and political conditions that gave rise to, and continue to foster, racism. Religion, political economy, social activism, health, concepts, and constructs are explored. Given the increasingly diverse population of the United States and the rapid effects of globalization, as well as mass and social media, the issue of race in world affairs, history, and culture is of preeminent importance.
The Measure of America, 2010-2011 by
Publication Date: 2010-11-01
The definitive report on the overall well-being of all Americans. How are Americans doing—compared to one another and compared to the rest of the world? This important, easy-to-understand guide will provide all of the essential information on the current state of America.
Poverty and the Government in America by
Publication Date: 2009-10-15
The most comprehensive encyclopedia available on the U.S. government's responses to poverty from the colonial era to the present day.
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