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>> Where to Find Information in Your Library
Finding Reference Books and Monographs
What to Do With an Article Citation
The best place to begin looking for information is at the Library homepage. The University Libraries provide you with access to a variety of resources, including paper, microfilm, audio, video, multimedia, and electronic items.
|Type of Information||Source||Library Tool|
|Background information||Encyclopedias (general and subject), other reference works (almanacs, dictionaries, handbooks, manuals, etc.)||Library Catalog|
|Comprehensive information||Books (monographs)||Library Catalog|
|Current or up-to-date information||Scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers||A good search engine (e.g., Google Scholar|
|Additional current or up-to-date information||WWW||A good search engine (e.g., Google)|
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