Use reference books for background information, broad overviews and summaries. The reference collection includes general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias, biographies, etc. Many also contain bibliographies that you can use to look up additional books and journal articles.
The following are examples of some of the many specialized or subject encyclopedias on ethnic and cultural groups and multicultural issues available in the LPC Library.
Reference books cannot be checked out from the library but may be photocopied.