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Reference sources are important because they can help introduce you to your topic. These sources typically will give you an overview that will include basic facts. The reference databases listed here also include more specialized, subject-specific works that are useful for giving you more in-depth overviews to various topics. All reference sources are helpful in that they give you a place to find more keywords or phrases that you can use to search databases, the library catalog, etc.
Reference Books in Library Databases
Collection of over 600 full-text reference books that cover thousands of topics including art, business, medicine, sociology, technology, and much more.
Collection of electronic reference books and subject encyclopedias.
Science (Gale in Context)
Provides contextual information on today's significant scientific topics. Resources include full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and vetted websites