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What are Reference Sources?
Reference sources, or teritary sources, provide overviews of topics, suggested readings, and facts and figures. Some examples include:
- Biographical dictionaries
- General dictionaries
- General encyclopedias
- Research guides
- Statistical handbooks
- Subject dictionaries
- Subject encyclopedias
Research Tip: Use Reference Sources
Use Reference Sources
Begin your research by using reference sources to get:
- ideas for your paper
- overviews of a topic
- a list of recommended resources
Go beyond Wikipedia by using librarian-recommended reference sources.