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Reference sources

When you are not familiar with a concept or term it is a good idea to start your research by clarifying the things you don't know. A great place to start is reference sources.

What are reference sources?

In a nutshell, these are sources that summarize information and show you the main points of a topic. For example:

Dictionaries: provide definitions of words, terms, and concepts. You can find specialized dictionaries for various topics like politics or science and technology.

Encyclopedias: Wikipedia is a popular example, but you can find specialized encyclopedias on topics like politics or history.

Click on the links below to browse some of the GU-Q Library reference collections online :

     Credo Reference

   

   Gale Virtual Reference Library