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Using Reference Sources
Reference sources such as specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks are good places to begin research on a topic. Articles and entries in these publications often are written by scholars in the field. Encyclopedia articles can provide:
- background information
- topic overviews
- basic facts about a topic
- definitions and related terms
- lists of additional sources and recommended readings.
Online reference library containing the full text of hundreds of reference titles, including dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopaedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles, featuring in-depth articles, images, sound files, animations, and videos. Full-text.
Oxford English Dictionary
Provides the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past, traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from international English language sources. Full-text.
Reference Titles for Children's Literature Authors and Book Reviews
These are the few of the reference books that provide information on children's authors and illustrators. You can locate these books in the library by searching the library's Discovery Search.
Something about the Author, Volume 259 by
Call Number: Ref. PN451 .S6
Publication Date: 2013-11-01
Children's Literature Review by
Call Number: Ref. Z1037 .A1 C48
The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators by
Publication Date: 2002-09-26
The Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature by
Publication Date: 2001-05-01
The Children's Literature Dictionary by
Publication Date: 2002-01-01