Skip to main content

Tutt Library Research Guides


FYE157 / HY109 Civilization in East Asia: Getting Started

Finding Topic Overviews

Encyclopedias and other reference books provide excellent historical overviews that will help you put topics -- and the historians writing about them -- into context. The resources are a great way to

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Narrow an existing topic
  • Glean keywords for catalog and database searches
  • Leverage bibliographies for the next stage of your research

Take a few minutes to browse the history reference books. Call numbers for Asian history usually begin with DS. For a detailed list, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outlines for World History. Tutt Library also has electronic encyclopedias available though our Online Reference shelf.

Research Librarian

Sarah Bogard's picture
Sarah Bogard
Tutt Library
Tutt Library, Colorado College      Research Help Desk: 719-389-6662, Texting: 719-387-5441, E-mail: