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ENGL 151--Iacopelli / Winter 2021

by Cindy L Yonovich

REFERENCE DATABASES & REFERENCE BOOKS--

Handbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias--
  • For overview info, definitions, historical perspective, & statistics
  • Coverage for a wide variety of disciplines & topics
  • Formats include online or in print
  • Ask the librarian or your instructor for assistance

REFERENCE DATABASES

Search two ways--
  • Enter terms Basic Search Box, click on Search button
    • Topic Page often the first entry, followed by reference entries
    • Browse the entries
    • Click on the title to see the article
    • Click on PRINT icon to print the article
      • Article opens in a PDF
      • MLA & APA citations print on separate page -OR-
  • Click on the BROWSE CREDO link (3 lines next to logo)
    • Open a link
    • Scroll through the titles listed
    • Select a reference work to search
      • Enter your search terms
      • Click on the title of an article
      • PRINT article & citation page

Enter your word in the search box, click GO button:

Read the definition:
  • Note the part of speech and origin of the word
  • Look for the word used in sentences below the definition
  • Use the Tools Box at the top as needed to:
    • Print
    • Save
    • Email
    • Cite