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REA 112HP - Annotated Bibliography (Holly Davis Smith): 1. Specialized Reference Work

Online Reference Books for the Health Professions

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Radiographic Technology

Respiratory Therapy

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A reference source is a publication or database designed to familiarize a non-expert with an unfamiliar topic. Examples include:

  • Encyclopedias (overviews with essential background)
  • Dictionaries
  • Atlases
  • Directories (how to locate people or organizations)
  • Handbooks
  • Almanacs

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