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HIS 267: Introduction to Latin America (Saylor)

Use this guide to help with your research for Prof. Saylor's HIS 267 class, including finding background info, videos, newspapers, and credible websites

Searching for General Information on Your Topic

When working with a broad topic, it is important to establish a foundation of knowledge. This might include learning more about the historical context surrounding an event, who was involved, and what occurred as a result. CREDO Reference is a great place to start, as it provides a concise, informative, and (most importantly) academic perspective on a wide variety of topics. Check it out:

Below is an example of what you might find when using CREDO Reference. A few things to pay attention to:

  • Note how this article is taken from an encyclopedia, The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
  • The "Mind Map" on the right is a great tool for brainstorming keywords on your topic, like other notable people, events, and groups
  • You can quickly grab the citation for this article by clicking the quotation mark button ( ) near the top of the page

Video Tutorial

Want to see CREDO Reference in action? Check out this video tutorial to learn more about how to find information on your topic, some of the key features of the database, and how to find a quick citation for articles.