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Science, Math & Technology: Books, Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Resources for the sciences, mathematics, and technology topics.
Looking for e-books on a particular topic or for a particular ebook title? Below you will find our e-book collections. Select a collection and search there. This is the best way to do a subject search for e-books in the online library.
Looking for background information? Use dictionaries and encyclopedias in the online reference collection. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view our reference databases.
Use the search below to look for e-books in our largest ebook collection: Ebook Central
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Are reference books scholarly sources? Can I cite reference books in my paper?
Reference books are only a starting point for research. They are not meant to be the actual sources on which you base your paper. Reference books survey and summarize the works of other scholars rather than presenting original research. They are valuable as an aid to understanding, but what you cite in your paper should be mostly scholarly journal articles and monographs (aka scholarly books.)