Reference sources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, statistical records, government information, almanacs, & more. They can be in print or online in eBooks. Topics are often arranged alphabetically. Use the indexes at the at the back of the books or in the last volume to track down your topic.
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Use country books in the Historical Dictionaries series to find background information on land and people; history; and social, economic, and political development, along with A-Z entries specific to the country title.