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FYS: The Power of Passion and the Passion for Power (2020): Biographical/Background

This guide is for students in Profe Ridley's FYS.

Reference in OneSearch

TIP: to find reference books in OneSearch:

  • Limit to Resource Type - Reference Entries (includes full text online)
  • Limit to Location - HU Reference (physical reference books)

Credo Reference

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Credo Reference includes hundreds of dictionaries and encyclopedias. 

Literary Genres Explained

Need a good explanation for magic realism, or postmodernist poetry? This book is great at helping you define and understand major movements and genres in literature:

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 & 3rd floors.