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Reference Books--Subject Specific
Listed on this page are key reference books that provide a general overview of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include references and lists of further readings.
Reference Books--Subject Specific (continued)
Encyclopedias and More Online
The electronic version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. An excellent starting point for almost any topic of research, the Britannica offers both concise descriptions, and longer, more comprehensive articles on a wide variety of topics.
Oxford Reference Online
100 well-known and trusted dictionaries and reference books combined into a single cross-searchable web database.