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What is a reference book?

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2012  |  2 Views
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Reference books provide information on various subjects. They are usually used to find a particular piece of information. They are not meant to be read cover to cover. Reference books cover factual information on particular topics/persons/events. Reference books do not circulate and must be used in the library. Examples are: encyclopedias, directories, almanacs, handbooks, dictionaries and atlases. Many reference books are now available in electronic format. Check Mahoney Library’s website for a listing of what is available online (

Answered by Mina Ghajar

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