Consider using encyclopedias and other reference sources when you begin researching a topic. Some encyclopedias will provide more in-depth information than others, but any general encyclopedia is a good source to consult for background information of your chosen subject area. Most encyclopedias provide the following:
All of the reference books listed below are located on the main floor of the duPont-Ball library. If you need assistance locating these titles, please ask for help at the information desk.