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The UTEP Library has over a million books and almost 400 databases. Here are a few places to start, but you should explore other sources on your own or with a librarian, who will be glad to help you.
- The Library catalog, for books, e-books, films, and other materials
- Reference books. It's good to start with a specialized encyclopedia to get an overview of the topic and to gather key names and specialized vocabulary. A few are listed below.
- Online encyclopedias. Several databases are collections of specialized encyclopedias and reference works. Gale Virtual Reference Library, Cambridge Histories Online, and Oxford Reference Online are good databases to try.
- The databases listed below are good for ancient history. Also search databases related to your topic. For example, if your topic is in education, search the education databases.
- Read the bibliographies and footnotes of the most useful books and articles you find: they may lead you to further publications you can use.