Reference sources (like encyclopedias and dictionaries) are a great place to start your research. In reference books or ebooks you will find topic definitions, maps, concise topic overviews, statistics & quick facts, plus a list of references to other research sources which you can use for further research.
Scholarly encyclopedias: The SCC Library has 100s of scholarly subject encyclopedias. You can browse our collection on the library 1st floor or search our encyclopedia databases. Ask a librarian for help finding the perfect encyclopedia for your research topic.
The SCC Library's Reference Collection is located on the 1st floor. Ask a librarian if you need help finding a reference books on a specific topic. Here are just a few examples of books in the Reference Collection:
There are several library databases which contain reference books. The following SCC library databases are especially useful sources electronic encyclopedias & dictionaries.
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