Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, among other types of resources. They're typically used for background research. In other words, consult these sources to build an understanding of the topic you wish to research.
ATTENTION: Faculty and Staff will need to login with Administration\ before their user name. Example: Administration\Doe_J."The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world."
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