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General Library Research
 REFERENCE

After selecting a topic, it is often a good idea to begin your research in reference sources, which are designed to be consulted for topic overviews or for authoritative information. Reference works may provide important background information, statistics, or bibliographies that will lead you to other books and articles on your topic.

Although the reference section in the Rosen Library focuses mainly on the hospitality industry, there are a few titles helpful for general research. These books cannot be checked out, so plan to make notes or to photocopy the sections you may need.

  Title Call Number
Top-pick American Generations: Who They Are and How They Live Rosen REF HC110.C6M545 2005
Top-pick Encyclopedia of Food and Culture Rosen REF GT2850.E53 2003
Top-pick Encyclopedia of Global Industries Rosen REF HD2324 .E53 2003
Top-pick Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia Rosen REF TX731 .E5824 2008
Top-pick Florida Almanac Rosen REF F311.F652
Top-pick Florida Handbook Rosen REF F306.F597
Top-pick Florida Statistical Abstract Rosen REF HA311.F55
Top-pick International Directory of Business Biographies Rosen REF HC29.I57 2005
Top-pick Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions Rosen REF BL31.M47 1999
Top-pick Occupational Outlook Handbook Rosen REF HF5381 .U5 O3
Top-pick Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives Rosen REF CT213.S37
Top-pick Statistical Abstract of the United States Rosen REF HA202
Top-pick U.S. Laws, Acts, and Treaties Rosen REF KF385.A4U152 2003

You can access many reference books on a wide variety of topics online through the Main Library’s Reference Books: Online Versions and Excerpts guide. Simply browse by subject to find titles that include Dictionary of Economics, Quotations for All Occasions, Contemporary Southern Writers, and many more.

If you need more assistance in locating or using appropriate reference sources, Ask a Rosen Librarian.

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