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Reference Sources on the Web

Finding Reference Materials on the Web

There are thousands of sources for reference information on the web. The list below contains some of the better known sites that can help with general research needs. Remember, the most important aspect of a website is the authority of the source. Do the people or organization providing the information have the expertise to be considered an acceptable source for college level research? If you are ever in doubt about the legitimacy of a web source, please contact a librarian. We will be happy to look the source over and help you decide if it is acceptable. Also remember that even legitimate reference sources may not be acceptable for use as sources in some college level assignments. One common example is general encyclopedia articles. When in doubt, always check with your instructor for the type of sources acceptable for your assignments.

 

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