Encyclopedias & Reference Works

Why use encyclopedias and reference works?

Provide background information
Develop an overview of the subject area
Create a general understanding of the different perspectives of an issue
Better define your research topic


How to find reference works in digital format

CREDO Reference Collection  Provides full text access to over 600 electronic encyclopedias and dictionaries. Do a subject search or browse through the subject categories for a good starting point for research on various issues. APA and MLA citation styles available.

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ProQuest Ebook Central Collection Provides full text access to over 145 000 ebooks. You can access and read online, choose extracts, print in PDF (15 to 30% depending on book copyright). Bibliographical references, APA, MLA available.

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How to find reference works in print format

Library Catalogue  Search by general keyword for your topic. Then limit your results to items located in the reference section of the library.