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Reference Materials

Reference materials, like dictionaries and encyclopedias, provide general overviews of topics.  This is a great place to start your information gathering, once you have a topic.  These sources are perfect for your project's introduction and background sections.

Open the recommended database to the right.  With the database open, type in your topic and search.  Looking at your results, refine, and capture useful reference entries by saving the link or emailing it to yourself, and finally, be sure to enter in the citation information into Noodletools.  

Noodletools Tip:  For an eReference item select "Database," for a print reference book select "Print/In Hand."  Then select "Reference."  Fill in as many of the fields as you can using the source.

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