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Sustainable Built Environments

Engineering Librarian & CAPLA Liaison

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Paula C Johnson
Main Library A403

About reference materials

Reference resources provide quick information on a person, place or thing and are a great starting point for research. In many instances, you'll only be interested in a paragraph or page or two of information. 

Types of Reference Materials

  • Almanacs
  • Atlas & Maps
  • Bibliographies
  • Biographical Resources
  • Dictionaries
  • Directories
  • Encyclopedias
  • Handbooks
  • Indexes

Online reference sources

Print reference sources