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Reference Resources

Why use reference books?

Use reference books to find:

  • Definitions of unfamiliar terms
  • Background material to help familiarize you with your research topic
  • Bibliographies suggesting additional resources for your research topic

Location: Print reference books are located on the first floor of Perry Library inside the Learning Commons.

Almanacs and Encyclopedias

Biographical Sources


Public Onion Resources

Research Methods

Citation Style Manuals

Also see the guide on how to "Cite Your Sources"