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Reference Books: Introduction

Types of Reference Resources

1. General reference resources cover all topics briefly. They present
information that is very broad, well-established, and commonly-known so you
will probably need more in-depth information for a college-level research

2. Subject-specific (or "subject-focused") reference resources
concentrate on one subject only. They usually present more extensive
information than general reference resources and are therefore often a
better source to get background information for a college-level research

3.  Online Reference Databases include the library's newest online
collection; called
XRefer.   Here are found over one hundred reference
resources in an online format; including subject specific dictionaries in several