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Selected Resources for Research in Science and Technology - ONC BOCES New Visions

Librarian: Mary Lynn Bensen

Finding Background Information

Reference books (encyclopedias, handbooks, chronologies) are valuable sources of information.

  • Brief overviews
  • Important concepts, names, and dates
  • Lists of sources for further reading
  • Free photocopying at Reference Desk
  • Do not generally count as required sources

Britannica Academic Edition                                                under Databases on library website

            Standard reference source for information

            on many subjects.

Gale Virtual Reference Library                                          under Databases on library website

            A collection of full-text reference books

covering many subjects, including science,

math, and engineering.

Background information in print is also available in the REF Q, R, and T sections on the main floor and in the sub-basement.