English 1110: Writing and Information Literacy


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Selected Reference/Background/Tertiary Sources

Reference or background sources (also called tertiary sources), including general and subject encyclopedias, can give you concise overviews of topics, together with lists of sources for further reading. This box includes selected general and subject-specific reference and background sources, and to the right is a search box for Credo Reference, an online reference library that provides access to over 500 highly-regarded, scholarly reference books for all subject areas.

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