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First Year Writing: Reference Sources

This guide is aimed at students in FYW 150, FYW 115, and FYW 110. It was created as an introduction to conducting research at the university level.

Online Reference Databases

A reference source is an authoritative work that helps you locate general information about people, facts, and ideas. Use one of these online resources through Copley Library to help you obtain important dates, biographical information, and other background details needed to fill in your knowledge on a subject.