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CMST220: Public Speaking, Kay Rutherford

Why Reference?

An excellent place to begin learning about your topic and gathering background information.

library shelves 

Table of contents outlines what's covered and how it's organized.

Entries are often written by subject experts.

Bibliographies lead you to more sources on the topic.

Indexes help you build a list of keywords/search terms.

Featured Encyclopedias

How to Find Them?

1. Figure out the relevant subject area using the bright yellow handout or the signs on the shelves.

2. Then find the call number range that matches and browse the shelves.

OR

If you can't make it in, you can search for credible content anytime, anywhere: