Reference sources are resources designed to be consulted for quick answers, facts, background information, and overviews. They are available in general or subject specific contexts and in print and online formats. They include biographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, issue reports, book reviews, calculators, country profiles, and more.
Reference sources are a great starting point for research projects because they provide:
Exploring a new subject? Starting a research project? We recommend starting with Reference Sources.