Reference sources, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and source books, can help you learn more about your topic before you dive into scholarly research. Snowden Library has a print reference collection on the first floor, as well as online reference sources, such as Credo Reference and Biography in Context.
Research Tip: Most reference sources will point you to more sources where you can learn more about your topic, typically in a reference list at the end of the entry. See if we have them in the Online Catalog or Snowden Super Search!
Use the Gale Virtual Reference Library to search in online reference books. Use the Topic Finder tool in the bottom right-hand corner to brainstorm ideas for a research topic.
Use Biography in Context to search for biographical information on some of the world's most influential people.