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Mental 1: Reference Resources

Using Reference Resources

What is a Reference Resources?    Reference Resources are a good starting point for conducting research because they provide brief and factual information. They are considered reliable sources because their authors are experts in their respective disciplines. You can find general and subject-specific Reference Resources available in print and electronic formats.

What are they useful for?

  • To look for facts, statistics, definitions, etc.
  • To get background information or an overview of an issue.

What are some examples? Dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.

Recommended Keywords

There are general reference resources and subject-focused resources. So if you are looking for a specific subject, add the topic to the search string. See the examples below.

Encyclopedia AND Addiction

Encyclopedia AND Mental Illness

Encyclopedia AND Health

Dictionary AND Medical Terms

Recommended Print Reference Resources

Recommended Online Reference Resouces