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THIST 470 The Material World: Art and Artifacts - Nicoletta: Getting Started

What is Material Culture?

Major Reference Sources

Encyclopedias and and other reference works provide background information and can be used to identify key people, events and dates which can then be used as search terms for finding additional information. In addition most encyclopedia articles include short bibliographies that will lead you to the major works on the topic.

Specialized Reference Sources

This is a very selected list of specialized encyclopedias.  To locate others on specific topics, search UW Libraries Search under Find Books and use the word encyclopedia as one of your keywords.