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Urban Studies: Reference Resources

What are reference resources?

Reference materials help you quickly discover information such as facts, definitions, or biographical information. Typical reference materials include encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases as well as other published materials. Some databases provide reference information and the library also keeps print reference materials on specially marked shelves.

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and more

Gather background information on people, events, concepts and more using authoritative library resources.