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Classics and Italian Studies: Reference Sources

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Why Use Reference Sources?

Reference sources are good places to gather background information on a topic or get ideas when choosing a topic.

Background information:

  • definitions
  • specific factual information such as dates
  • overviews or summaries of topics
  • recommendations for additional sources
  • research vocabulary

Types of reference sources

  • specialized encyclopedias
  • dictionaries
  • directories
  • statistical compilations
  • handbooks
  • bibliographies

Selected Print Reference Sources

These are located on Dimond Main Level (unless otherwise noted) and represent just a sampling. For more reference resources, search the library catalog or contact the Reference Desk.

Selected Electronic Reference Sources