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Why choose a reference source?
Reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases) give concise introductions to topics. Use them to:
- explore topics for research;
- get background information;
- explain unfamiliar ideas.
Reference sources are available at the MCC Library in both print and electronic formats.
CREDOreference is a database of over 500 reference e-books. Find a collection of articles in electronic reference sources dealing with your subject.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials are accessible online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Encyclopedia Brittanica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate, a world atlas, timelines, and other tools.