Reference sources (subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases) give concise introductions to topics and can be an excellent starting point for information.
Use them to:
1. explore topics for research
2. get background information
3. explain unfamiliar ideas and terminology
Gale Virtual Reference Library & CREDO Reference are reference databases with hundreds of subject-specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, & other reference works.
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