WS 377U: Women's Spirituality: Background Resources
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.
Encyclopedias and Reference works
The following is a list of relevant encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference works. All are in print and most of those will be shelved on the 2nd floor of the Library in the reference collection. Sources that are also available as ebooks are indicated.
Background Information Video
This three-minute video shows how to find background information