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Art Reference Sources

Specialized reference sources can be a useful place to start your research, especially when you are not familiar with the topic. Dictionaries are sources for definitions or brief descriptions of terms and concepts presented in a clear and organized way. Encyclopedias provide authoritative introductions and overviews on various topics in the field.

Quick Reference: Dictionaries

Reference Library: Specialized Encyclopedias

What are Reference Sources?

Reference sources are used to give an overview of a subject, quickly locate facts, definitions, histories, dates, etc. Examples include dictionaries (which define a conept in a couple sentences), encyclopedias (which summarize a topic in a couple paragraphs or pages), handbooks (which give guidance, instructions or summaries of a topic), and biographies (which describe someone's life).

Finding Reference Sources in HuskieSearch

Filter your results in HuskieSearch by Genre to find reference sources. Reference sources may appear as dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals, biographies, etc.