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- Each library has a Reference Collection with specific types of resources for finding facts or basic information on a variety of topics. Reference material can give an overview of topic and can help to narrow a topic down.
- The Print Reference Section is located near the reference desk and the books in this section are labeled with REF before the call number.
- Look for subject specific scholarly encyclopedias and dictionaries on your controversial topic.
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- General encyclopedias are used when you need background information or an overview of your topic. Examples of general encyclopedias are: Encyclopedia Britannica and World Book Encyclopedia.
- Subject specific encyclopedias provide more detail and may be written by experts in the field. Examples of subject encyclopedias are Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Encyclopedia of archeology, Encyclopedia of Musicians.