Reference sources are a great place to begin your research. Specialized subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks provide overviews of the ideas, developments, events, people, and places associated with your topic.
Starting your research with reference sources saves you time later in the research process because:
Print reference books are located behind the Research Assistance desk on the main floor. In addition, the library maintains two online collections of reference materials. You must connect to the Library VPN if you are using the online collections from off campus.