Reference books (encyclopedias, handbooks, chronologies) are valuable sources of information.
Selected Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks
Cambridge Histories Online Under Databases on library website
Complete text of over 350 scholarly texts in the Cambridge History Series. Each title is also listed individually in the library's online catalog. Dates vary. Some titles are available in print.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History Ref D23 B45 2010
Encyclopedia of World Biography Ref CT 103 E56 1997