Research Guides

Beyond Wikipedia: Background & Reference Sources

About this Guide

Wikipedia is a fine place to start your research and to get a quick initial take on a subject. 

But to be sure you are finding the best sources on a topic and the most reliable information available, you'll want to move on to library recommended resources.

Use this guide to find:

  • print and electronic background and reference sources
  • subject-specific research guides
  • format-specific research tools
  • tips for effective research
  • And more!

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