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Irish Studies: A Research Guide: Finding Background Information

An introductory guide to research in Irish Studies.

Background Information

As you begin your research, you may find that you need general background information about your topic. Sacred Heart University Library has a number of print and electronic reference materials to help you. Below is a brief selection of titles relevant to Philosophy, Theology & Religion that are available through the library. Do keep in mind, however, that this is only a small sample of the works we have available. Utilize the search features shown under the "Finding Books" tab for a brief guide to searching the catalog.

You can also access Credo Reference, which contains information from more than 3.5 million full-text entries in over 750 reference books. For help with searching Credo, click on the icon below.

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History Reference Center

History database with full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, full text from more than 150 leading history periodicals, plus biographies and historical documents, photos, maps, & videos.

World History In Context 

Full-text articles on U.S. history from 120 journals and over 2,000 reference works. Also contains over 59,600 primary documents; and biographies, photos, maps, and videos.

Biography Reference Bank 

Biography database combining the original profiles of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated, plus the periodicals coverage of Biography Index, full-text articles, page images, and abstracts from a range of Wilson databases.

Print Reference Sources

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