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General Reference Sources

Whether or not you have chosen a subject, the following resources will provide you with preliminary information and may yield additional or related concepts to help you define your topic.

Books on your topic can be found through the SIUE Catalog by searching for "Any Word Anywhere" or by subject, title or author.

If your search is unsuccessful, try different keywords or try searching by words in title. When books are identified as potential sources of information, identify and note their subject headings to find more sources.

Record the call numbers and retrieve the books from their locations.

For further preliminary research assistance, here is a list of online general reference sources offered through the Lovejoy Library's web site as well as a General Research Guide to get you started.

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