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World Religions: Reference Books

An introduction to library resources on religions of the world, including reference books, books, videos, ebooks, periodical articles, and citing sources.

Reference Books

Reference Books have their own section of the Library.  A typical Reference Book is an encyclopedia, dictionary, or directory.  They are composed of short entries perfect for quickly identifying basic information on a topic.  Reference Books range from general subject coverage to specific topics.  Reference Books are not allowed to leave the library but can be photocopied or scanned.  They are clearly marked "Ref" near the call number label. 

Here is an example of a reference book:

Gutenberg Bible