Library and Information Technology: Reference Materials
Why Reference Sources?
Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper? Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?
Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases. Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run. Use reference sources to:
find a topic
narrow your topic
get background information on your topic
MOST IMPORTANT: Encyclopedia of Library and Information ScienceReference Z 1006 .E 57 2010
Collections of Many Online Reference Books in one place: