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Library Guide for Student Athletes: General Reference (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc..)

Reference Books at McGrath

General Reference Sources & Databases


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.