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Library Resources for C105 Waingeh: Reference Sources

Why use reference books?

We collect reference books so that you can have access to high-quality, factual information.   Reference books include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and almanacs.  Reference books are a good place to go if you need facts, background information on a topic, or statistics.

Reference books do not circulate--that means you cannot check them out--but you are welcome to use them while you're here in the library.  The reference section is located behind the reference desk, which is the desk straight ahead of you once you enter the library.

Reference Resources

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology  Ref. Q121 .M3 2007

Authoritative overview of subjects within the major disciplines of science and technology.

Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists  Ref. Q141 .N73 1995

Coverage ranges from the well-known scientific giants of the early century to contemporary scientists woring at the cutting edge of discovery and knowledge.