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Information Literacy: Reference information

Why use reference sources?

 Reference sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, directories, and other materials providing general information about a variety of subjects.  When you need the "backstory" on a subject, reference sources are the main source for who, what, when, where and why questions.  Search the library catalog for reference materials or ask a librarian to direct you to these sources in the Reference Collection.

Reference Sources

Reference Collection

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The Reference Collection houses an assortment of dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, guides, and handbooks.  The collection is located on the 1st floor of the Madigan Library.

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