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Reference Area

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You will find specialized encyclopedias in the Reference Area of the McKay library.


Step 1: Finding Background

  1. Library of Congress Subject Headings (Link to the Library of Congress Classification Online or find the Big Red Books in the Commons/Reference area of the Library)
    Geography [G-GF]
    BT Earth sciences
    See also specific places -- Geography
    NT Economic geography
    Physical geography
    Geography -- Dictionaries [G101-G108]
    Geography -- History [G80-G99]
  2. General Encyclopedias
  3. Specialized Reference Sources
    Oxford Reference: Dictionaries and reference titles on numerous topics.
    CIA World Factbook: Introductory information on countries, and issues affecting that country.
    CQ Researcher: Reports on and analysis of news and issues

Primary Source Librarian

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Laurie Francis
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