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Interior Design Subject Guide

Why Use Reference Sources?

These sources can help you get your research off the ground.  They offer:

  • Basic info on topics and concepts
  • Ideas for possible research topics
  • Keyword ideas for searching the catalog and databases
  • Suggestions for further reading

Below are three reference resources online, Credo Reference, Gale Reference, and Oxford Reference. You can search these resources from the boxes below.

Recommended Resource: Credo Reference

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Credo Reference is an online reference database that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, biographies and more.


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Gale Reference Search

Gale Reference is an award-winning electronic collection of quality reference sources.

Oxford Reference

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