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Use these scholarly encyclopedias to get an overview of your topic, find background information, and identify key people, events and dates. Many of the articles also have lists of "Related Reading" that will very likely be relevant to your research.
Provides online full-text access to reference books on a variety of topics published by Sage Publications.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium
Provides full-text for more than 100 dictionaries and other reference books, including English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian dictionaries. Also, thesauri, quotations, and reference sources in many subject areas, including the Arts, Business, History, Literature, Politics, Religion, and the Sciences.
Encyclopedia of Economic & Business History
Published by the Economic History Association, meant to provide students with high quality reference articles written by experts, screened by a group of authorities, and carefully edited.
American Labor Studies Center
A nonprofit organization that seeks to create, collect and disseminate labor history and labor studies curriculum materials and resources to teachers nationwide.
Labor History Links
A comprehensive bibliography of information, documents and links of U.S. labor history sites developed by the Labor and Working Class History Association.
Labor History: Digital Resources
A research guide to online U.S. labor history resources put together by NYU's Tamiment Library. Items on other tabs may only be available to NYU students, but items on this "Digital Resources" tab are all open resources on the web, available to anyone
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