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General Resources: Dictionaries/Encyclopedias

A guide to general, interdisciplinary resources, including reference works, books and articles.

Using Reference Resources

Reference books like dictionaries and encyclopedias are great ways to get background information on your topic.

You will need to cite information you learn from reference works, just as you would from books and articles. Citation information is usually at the bottom of the screen if you are using an online reference source.

Biographies

Online reference resources

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Finding reference sources for background information

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