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Get Started with Reference Resources
Begin your research by seeking some general background information about your topic using reference resources. Some reference resource will be available in print at the library. Other reference resources are available electronically. This page will guide you with both types of reference resources.
A variety of print reference books is available at your campus library.
Online Reference Resources
Begin your research by seeking some general background information about your topic using reference resources.
Biography Reference Bank
Biographies. Current & historical. Worldwide.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries on the arts, business, education, environment, history, law, medicine, science and social science
Literary Reference Center Plus
Literary criticism and author biographies
Literature Resource Center
is a bit bigger, and contains more critical essays and reviews, than Literature Reference Center. It is regarded by many as the most current, comprehensive, and reliable literary database available. It is important because it contains selections from the various print Gale Literary Criticism series:
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism,
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
Short Story Criticism
Literature and Its Times