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Family & Consumer Science

Background information

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks are good starting points for research!

These sources can help you:

  • get an authoritative overview of your topic
  • find brief, factual info and definitions to supplement other sources
  • develop ideas to help narrow a topic or begin your research
  • get familiar with terms and concepts used in this field

These sources are either online or in the Library's Reference Area


Ask a Librarian if you need help finding background sources!

 

E-Reference Collections

Google Books

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Reference Books

Find Reference Books in the reference section of the St. Paul or Minneapolis libraries or in online reference e-books. These books cannot be checked out.

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