Why use Reference Books?
Locating background information in general and subject specific encyclopedias and dictionaries and other reference resources will help you put information in context.
Consulting reference materials will help you:
The Library Catalog is the place to start. Books are a great place to find primary and secondary sources for your project.
Many History Projects require you to use Primary Sources. Here are some tips you can use to find them in books:
You can also search directly in an ebook database. We recommend the following: