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Why reference books?

Use reference books to:

  • Get an overview of your topic
  • Get ideas for a research paper
  • Find keywords to search with
  • Find important authors on your topic
  • Find important works on your topic

Reference works are a good place to start, but typically should not be cited in your research. The only exception is when reference works contain primary and secondary sources (like collections of documents and essays).

Reference Books

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