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Reference materials, like encyclopedias and dictionaries, are helpful starting places :

  • To browse for research ideas.
  • To help focus your topic.
  • For general information about a topic, person, place, or an event (a tertiary source)
  • For more resources that provide bibliographies – which will lead to additional books and articles.

As a general rule, researchers do not cite reference (tertiary) sources in their research, but instead use them for informational purposes. 

Globalization Reference Sources

CREDOCREDO is an online collection of over 800 reference resources, providing definitions, background information, quotations, images, and biographical information. Explore this title list of reference eBooks relating to global perspectives for background information!

Country Information: Europa World Plus

Europa World Plus is an online resource providing impartial economic, political and geographical background information for countries and regions of the world.

  • Statistical data and comparison capabilities
  • Impartial coverage of issues of regional importance from experts
  • Bibliographies - direct you to further research
  • Extensive directory of links to external websites

Browse Call Numbers (i.e. Subjects) in the Reference Collection

Print Reference Sources
Browse the Reference Collection, located on the main floor of Hewes Library, near the call number of your related subject(s)

A General works   PB-PH Modern European Languages
B-BJ Philosophy, Psychology   PG Russian Literature
BL-BX Religion   PJ-PM Languages and Lit of Asia, Africa
C Auxiliary Sciences of History   PN, PR, PS, PZ General Literature
D History: General and Old World     English and American Literature
E-F History: America   PQ, part 1 French Literature
G Geography, Anthropology   PQ, part 2 Italian, Spanish, Portuguese Lit
H Social Science   PT, part 1 German Literature
J Political Science   PT, part 2 Dutch and Scandinavian Lit
KD Law of the United Kingdom/Ireland   Q Science
KF Law of the United States   R Medicine
L Education   S Agriculture
M Music   T Technology
N Fine Arts   U Military Science
P-PA General Philology and Linguistics   V Naval Science
  Classical Languages and Lit   Z Bibliography, Library Science

Digital Reference Collections

Digital Reference Collections
Search your topic keywords and gather background and contextual information.

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