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Modern Languages: 82-193 - The Faust Legend at Home and Abroad: Start Here

This guide is designed to help you find the appropriate sources and explore your research for the topic assigned.

Find a topic

General sources like dictionaries, handbooks, encyclopedias are great to start with.  They provide background information and help get you thinking about a topic. 

Use the Advanced Search in the library catalog, and search for terms in specific terms.  For example, you might try Faust (as a Subject) and History (as a Subject).

Once you explored a topic, use the tool on the right to help you generate as many terms as possible specific to your topic.

Tip:  Refer to our Reference Shelf to find suggested encyclopedia and biography resources, both good sources for background information.

Also, the following titles should get you started:

Search Credo Reference

Credo Reference is an online source of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and  much more.  It is a great place to explore topics.

You can also check the encyclopedias tab of our Reference Shelf research guide for other reference sources.

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