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LRNR 30: Information Concepts and Research Skills: Reference Sources

General research guide for LRNR 30 class

What are Reference Sources

Why Reference Sources?

  • Encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs and background information

  • Encyclopedias are anthologies of information written by experts, summarized compendium of information.
  • Identify key concepts within a field of study or discipline

  • Test your assumptions on a topic

  • Factual, authoritative compendiums of information

General Reference Books

Reference Databases: Cultural Studies

Online Reference Sources: Current Events

Library Reference Databases Current Topics

Reference: English, Philosophy and Humanities

Health & Medicine Reference Material