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History of the Book

This guide provides resources for comprehensive study of the history of the book.

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Shirley Horbatt is the original author of this guide, which she updated through March 2016.

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

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The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Companion to the History of the Book

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Volume 159

Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications

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See chapter, "Books -- Future Role of"

Oxford Companion to the Book

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