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Why Use Reference Sources?
Encyclopedias, subject-specific dictionaries and other reference books provide excellent background/overview information on a topic; they can be an excellent place to begin research.
Online Reference Sources
These reference works are purchased by the library, but available online.
Contains full text encyclopedias and reference books in the social sciences and humanities. Search by keyword or browse by topic.
Research Starters - Education
Provides education topics that include overviews and summaries of issues and subjects addressed in teacher education and school administration. Some additional content may be freely available during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Sage Research Methods Online
Contains full text, Sage research methods books, handbooks, and encyclopedias. Includes videos and interactive mapping tools.
Subject Specific Dictionaries