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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.


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).

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