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Research Methods: Reference

Print and electronic resources on research planning, design and execution.

REFERENCE Books and E-books

Reference strategies

Reference works are shelved separately from circulating items.

  • References are for use in the library.
  • Encyclopedias may be used for general or background information; some are subject specific for proper language and terms.
  • Other types of references: almanacs, atlases, dictionaries, directories, handbooks
  • Check indexes for volume and page numbers for specific topics.
  • Note if there are suggested references at end of article or entry for further study.

Style manuals