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College Level Research - Getting Started!: General Reference (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc..)

Use this guide to get your research started. Included in this guide are some helpful tips to get you well on your way to writing a great research paper!

Reference Books at McGrath

General Reference Sources & Databases

GENERAL REFERENCE

General Reference refers to generally asked questions.  Encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories are good examples of reference sources.  They are very good for initial inquiries.  They serve the purpose of getting a small amoutn of information on a topic, which then can be used for more specific research later. Below are some good tools available through the open internet and through McGrath Library's online subscriptions.