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Library Instruction

Finding a Reference Source

Reference sources like encyclopedias and dictionaries provide valuable background information and definitions for a topic or concepts within a topic. They can also help you to narrow a topic to a manageable level.

The Schurz Library Reference Collection is full of reference sources on fascinating topics. The easiest way to find a reference source is to ask a librarian. You can also browse through the Subject Guides available on the Library webpage. In addition, we have some online reference sources available from the Library website.