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General Reference

Provides quick access to information from reliable reference resources, both in print in the library and online.

What are Reference Sources?

Reference sources are available in General or Subject Specific contexts and in print or online formats.

Reference materials are a good starting point for research projects because they can provide:

  • Background or introductory information on a topic
  • Additional keywords and terminology to use in your searches
  • A bibliography listing other materials on a topic

Feel free to visit the Help Desk on the first floor or the Research Center on the library's second floor for reference source suggestions.

Explore the various types of Reference sources available at McQuade using the tabs on the left.

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