Skip to main content

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: the COD Library building is closed until further notice.

Library and Information Technology: Reference Materials

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
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

MOST IMPORTANT:  Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science   Reference  Z 1006 .E 57 2010

Collections of Many Online Reference Books in one place:

Credo Reference     and    Gale eBooks / Gale Virtual Reference Library

Concise Dictionary of Library and Information Science

Dictionary for School Library Media Specialists   Reference  Z 1006 .M 43 2001

Encyclopedia of Archival Science

Encyclopedia of Library History   Reference  Z 721 .E 54 1994

Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress   Reference  Z 733 .U 6 E 53 2004

Historical Dictionary of Librarianship  Reference  Z 1006 .Q 56 2014

International Directory of Library Histories   Reference  Z 721 .I 57 2001

International Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science   Reference  Z 1006 .I 57 2013

List of COD databases about Statistics

 

  • URL: https://library.cod.edu/lta
  • Last Updated: Jan 15, 2021 10:19 AM
  • Print Page