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Answered By: Canon Crawford
Last Updated: May 18, 2016     Views: 56

The reference collection contains books that provide information about the established knowledge of a certain topic, sometimes called background information. The most frequently used sources include dictionaries and encyclopedias, but many other reference sources exist for specialized topics.

This collection is helpful when you are starting a research project and need background information or an overview of a topic before you begin a more detailed search.SRJC libraries has reference books available in print and online.

Gale Virtual Reference Library and Sage Knowledge are two popular online collections of special subject encyclopedia articles.

For more information, please consult with a librarian to find an appropriate reference book for your research topic. 

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