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FYS: Tales of Distant Places (2018): Background Information

This guide is designed for students in Professor Larsen's 2018 First Year Seminar.

Suggested Encyclopedias

Why use a reference book?

Use these books (and other reference books), found in the Reference Collection on the first floor of the library, as a starting place for your research.  They are a good place to:

  • find background information on your subject
  • find terms and people and places you can use in later database searches
  • get book/article lists about your subject ("bibliography" or "references")

Keep in mind:

  • Reference books may not be checked out (to ensure they're available for everybody to use)
  • You may scan/copy reference book entries at the library printers, either in the Coffee Commons or on the 2nd floor.

Below and to the left are suggested reference books.

Encyclopedias

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Rebecca Seipp
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MSIS, Information Science
The University of Texas at Austin
BA, History
Southwestern University
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