Very Short Introductions

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Do you know about Very Short Introductions Online from Oxford University Press?  These are succinct overviews of subjects written by experts in their fields, 637 of them, ranging from Abolitionism:  A Very Short Introduction, to Zionism: A Very Short Introduction.  Entries in the V's including Vikings, Viruses and Voltaire.  They serve as a useful bridge between a brief reference entry on a subject and higher academic works.  Use them to decide if you want to pursue a research topic, and if so, in which direction. 

Click the link above (NetID/password login required), or find them in our list of Databases under the letter V: https://library.hunter.cuny.edu/databases/titles/v

 

image of quote stating "every atom in our bodies was once part of a star" from Stars: A Very Short Introduction

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