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Student Resources & Services: Reference Materials

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Find Reference E-Books

Use these databases to access online reference materials. Get started by clicking a logo below.

Literati Academic by Credo Reference
Oxford Reference
Gale Virtual Reference Library 
Sage Knowledge 

Statistical Sources

     US Census Bureau: Includes American Fact Finder and Census Flow Mapper.

     World Factbook: Provides country information and is part of CIA website.

Why Use Reference Books?

Using the right reference materials helps you to:

  • Better frame your research question
  • Identify key trends
  • Identify key individuals in developing major concepts of the field
  • Identify key scholars who write in the discipline
  • Use authoritative sources