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Why Reference Works?
Scholarly reference works are useful for the following:
- An overview of a topic
- Topic ideas for a paper topic or narrowing your topic
- Finding keywords for searches
- Bibliographies for further research
Reference works are good starting points for research, but are rarely cited in research as secondary sources.
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Full-Text Online Reference Databases
Contains full text encyclopedias and reference books in the social sciences and humanities. Search by keyword or browse by topic.
Oxford Reference Online
Contains full text subject encyclopedias, reference works, dictionaries, and handbooks in all disciplines.
Oxford Handbooks Online
Contains full text Oxford University Press handbooks on topics in the fields of business, management, philosophy, political science, and religion. Handbooks provide overview, background, historical synthesis and reference lists.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (Portland State University Library Content)
Features full text scholarly encyclopedias and reference works. This expanded collection of the Oregon Gale Virtual Statewide Reference Library includes Portland State University purchased titles.
Planning and Urban Design Standards by
Call Number: TH2031 .P55 2006 -- 2nd Floor Reference
Publication Date: 2006-02-03
Carfree Design Manual by
Call Number: HT166 .C73 2009 -- 3rd Floor
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
Transport and Information Systems by
Call Number: HE151 .T634 2003 -- Basement
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
The SAGE Handbook of Transport Studies by
Call Number: HE151 .S24 2013 -- Basement
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Urban Transport in the Developing World by
Call Number: HE311.D44 U74 2011 -- Basement
Publication Date: 2011-05-31