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BIO 105: Introduction to Biology: Reference Sources

Why choose a reference source?

reference

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

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   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.