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HIS 402 Seminar- Fall 2019, Lazar: Getting Started

The Age of Discovery

Getting Started

Before you get deep into the writing process, you'll probably need to find some background information about some aspect of your topic.

For definitions of key terms and concepts, or to get historical context for an event happening or a movement starting, you'll want to consult one of the sources on this page.

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Online Reference for Background Information

Before you get deep into the writing process, you'll probably need to find some background information about some aspect of your topic.

For definitions of key terms and concepts, or to get historical context for an event happening or a movement starting, you'll want to consult one of the sources below.

Print Reference for Background Information