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CREDO Reference


Background exploration of a topic  is crucial to good research.  Reference encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks are the tools to use if you want to get an overview of a subject, find definitions of terms, get biographical information on a key figure in the field, or locate recommended lists of readings.

Look at some of the background sources recommended, whether they are individual print and electronic titles or collections in a database.

For quick overview information on a specific country, try some of the following resources:


     Buddhist monks in front of the reflection pool at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត) is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city.

Reference Print Titles


Cambridge History of Southeast Asia        Countries and Their Cultures

Nonfiction 959 C144 (2 vols.)                     Ref 363.03 C83265tc

(Also in electronic version)                               

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Encyclopedia of Modern Asia           Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War                     

 Ref 950.03 En194ma                        Ref 959.70403 V678e

 Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

Ref 305.8003 W89388e


Reference Sources (Electronic)

The following titles are available as electronic books in the Boreham Library.  Click directly on the  link to go to the electronic book.

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Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War                 Historical Dictionary of the Indochina War


  Landmark Speeches on the Vietnam War

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