Use Reference books to:
♦ Obtain background material to help familiarize yourself with your topic
♦ Place your topic in historical context
♦ 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.
For more help with citations, check this guide out.
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: