Friday, April 09, 2010

Dictionaries, encyclopedias & more in use

It's true, we live in the age of Wikipedia, lol, but that's hardly the only place to turn to when you need background information on a subject; dates, names, places, objective definitions etc. As a matter of fact, many, if not most faculty, are none too keen on the use of Wikipedia. So, what to do?

Do what all good researchers do, refer to a good encyclopedia, dictionary etc. as needed. We do have many online nowadays, see our Reference guide. But there are many good print titles as well; here is a small sample of those that have been used just recently.

All come recommended by our friend pictured here ;-)

  • American Presidential Campaigns and Elections
  • Asian American Short Story Writers
  • Great Women in Sports
  • New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
  • S&P's Industry Surveys

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