The Reference section is located on the first floor of the library. Reference works are a good place to begin your research, focus a topic, and pick up on significant people, events, themes, aspects, and terminology. Typically these are not the sources you will cite but are ideal in gathering background information, breaking a large topic down, and identifying keywords to use in database searches.
The Daily Life Through History database features:
• "Compiles information from over 45 Greenwood single- and multivolume reference works
• Idea Exchange sections provide students with the opportunity to model their research writing upon thesis-driven, peer-reviewed essays, posing questions such as "Is 'the family' an essential requirement for a stable society?" and "How was the life of the common person most affected by the Industrial Revolution?"
• Video and audio files, maps, and images offer fascinating insights into history"