Credo Reference is an online reference database that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, biographies and more.
An alphabetical source that defines terms. It might list all of the words of a language or it may specialize in terms related to a field such as biology, education, or psychology. There are dictionaries that give the history of words and others that list slang terms and new words that have begun to appear in the language.
Examples: The Oxford English Dictionary, Dictionary of Poetic Terms
They aim to offer a compact yet fact-filled overview of a wide range of topics. In addition to general online resources such as Credo Reference, CQ Researcher, Gale Reference, and Oxford Reference, there are dozens of specialized encyclopedias on all subjects. Encyclopedias usually present a topic factually, without bias or commentary. Sometimes titles use the terms dictionary and encyclopedia interchangeably.
Examples: Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology, International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Take a look at a map. You can learn about more than geography. You can learn about people, history, economies, and social movements. In addition to maps, many atlases include informative articles about the map and the content it displays.
Examples: Atlas of Medieval Europe, Atlas of Medieval Man
When you want to know what happened when, these are your best guides. They provide facts about what happened on any date. They may be general or specialized.
Examples: Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World, Chronology of World History (In Library Reference), Hutchinson Chronology of World History (online eBook)
The library's print Reference sources are:
We also have a Reference Sources Research Guide that lists out our available reference sources. The guide contains resources available online and in the library. From our OneSearch tab there is also a link to our Reference Sources Research Guide.
You are starting your research project on the farm-to-table movement. Using the links below, decide which source is best to gather background information:
Farm-To-Table Movement, Gale Reference
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