Use Reference books to:
♦ Obtain background material to help familiarize yourself with your topic
♦ Locate definitions of terms and concepts
♦ Find bibliographies suggesting additional resources on your topic
Reference books are on the first floor of Simpson Library
Don't forget! If you need assistance, stop at the Information Desk (located to the right as you enter Simpson Library's front door).
While writing research papers, you may need to:
♦ List your sources in bibliographies or works cited, and
♦ Provide either footnotes or endnotes.
Here is a link to the UMW Libraries' Guide to Citing Resources.
When looking for background information related to any of the following topics, either click on these links or scroll down for reference books found on the first floor of Simpson Library:
General Reference Books