An introduction to reference sources, print and online
Reference sources are a good starting point.
These materials can
Provide background information
Get you familiar with terms and keywords and related topics for a particular subject
Help you choose, broaden, or narrow a research topic
Preus Library has print and online reference sources. The print reference books are located near the Technology Help Desk on the main floor of the library, between the computer lab and the Writing Help Center. Take a look at this page for a few print reference sources.
This online source provides access to subject and language reference works from Oxford University Press. In addition to text, access is provided to maps and illustrations, timelines, web sites, and bibliographies.