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Philosophy : Reference Sources

Why use reference sources?

Reference sources are items like encyclopedias and dictionaries, written and edited by experts in a particular field. They provide background information, overviews, and even lists of sources to consult. Use a reference source to find quick information and, in the process, discover words and terms that can be used to searches.

Electronic Reference Sources in the Library

Click on the title to go directly to the e-book.

Print Reference Sources in the library

Here is a selection of titles from our Reference Collection.  Check the area for other works that you may find helpful.

These books are located on the main floor of the library near the Research Help Desk and are for use only in the library. If you don't see the book you want, be sure to ask!