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Reference books are starting points for research

Reference books are starting points for research

A reference book is a summary source providing general information within a subject area. For this reason, reference books are good starting places for research. Why not just use Wikipedia? One reason is because reference books go through a rigorous publication process before they are ready for publication, whereas Wikipedia articles are crowd-sourced and may be written by non-experts. 

Our print reference collection has ~3,400 books, and our e-reference collection has an even larger number. The print collection is located on the 2nd floor in the blue compact shelves. Our e-reference collection features books from publishers Gale, Oxford, and Sage

We have a short tutorial that will help you become more familiar with our e-reference books, titled  "How to Get Started with Online Encyclopedias." Ask any librarian if you'd like to learn more about this special collection. 

- Posted September 08, 2022 by Kathy DeMey (5:23 PM)