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GU-Q: HIST 128: South Asia I

This guide will assist students with the biographical essay.

Use Online Reference Sources

Use the online reference sources listed here to identify people that are associated with the region, time period or empire that you are interested in.


1. Search by region, empire, religion to start with.  (i.e. Indus Valley, Mauryan Empire, Jainism etc.)

2. Once you have identified a person, search by their name (in all its various spellings) to read brief background information, to help you decide if they are of interest.

Credo Reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Oxford Reference

Reference Universe

Remember to follow the references/bibliography at the end of the pages to find more sources.


For further background resources, see the Reference Resources Guide.