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COMP 1000: Composition (Sadow) Fall 2022 1000 - 11

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

Gale Virtual Reference Library                                                                                             Under Databases on library website

Provides the full text of standard sources originally published in print, some of which are also available in the reference area on the main floor or in the sub-basement.

Britannica Academic Edition                                                                                                Under Databases on library website

Provides background entries on topics across the disciplines.