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SOC 5 (Hirose) - Global Change: Specialized Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias and Reference Sources

  • Use reference books for background information, broad overviews and summaries.
  • The reference collection includes general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias, biographies, directories, almanacs, atlases, etc.
  • Subject encyclopedia articles are signed by contributors who are experts on the topic.
  • Many also contain bibliographies for further research.
  • Reference books cannot be checked out from the library but may be photocopied.
  • Use the LPC Library Catalog to find other encyclopedias by conducting a keyword or subject search.

Recommended Reference Books


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