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ENGL 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research

This guide contains information for ENGL 1900 students on how to select and refine a topic, find books and articles, evaluate sources, cite them, and get help from the SLU Libraries.

Reference Sources

undefinedThere are many types of reference sources, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, and atlases. These sources provide background information on a topic and can quickly prepare you for more in-depth research. They can also lead you to other sources if you read closely and make note of works cited that you might be interested in.

Find Background Information on a Topic

Yes, you can use Wikipedia to find background information on your topic, but information available via the SLU Libraries is much more reliable and authoritative! Search these collections of reference eBooks to find quality background information on your topic.