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Using a Reference Source is an excellent approach to start your research, providing quick access to information and topics.

Use a reference work to get key facts about a topic and find help with:

  •  Overview of a topic
  • Ideas for additional resources or the topic of a paper
  • Narrowing a topic

Electronic Reference Resources



AccessScience from McGraw-Hill Education. The science authority.


Access Science from McGraw-Hill



Full text access to over 8,500 articles, 115,000 dictionary terms, 15,000 illustrations and graphics, bibliographies containing more than 28,000 literature citations, and hundreds of Research Updates updated daily. Also includes biographies of more than 2,000 well-known scientists from the Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography®. Find the latest news in science and technology from Science News® and ScienCentral® videos, a science dictionary, and links to related websites.

IEEE Standards



A book or numbered set of books containing authoritative summary information about a variety of topics in the form of short essays, usually arranged alphabetically by headword or classified in some manner.



A single-volume reference book of compact size that provides concise factual information on a specific subject, organized systematically for quick and easy access.