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Use Reference Sources, such as encyclopedias, to get a general overview of your topic. They are not intended to be read cover-to-cover, but rather provide you with more concise information as you begin to explore a topic. Reference sources generally provide several things:
Service available to SUNY New Paltz students & faculty when the Information Desk is staffed. Books must contain "Ref" in the call number, such as Black Women of America: an historical encyclopedia [Ref E185.86.B542 2005]
Copies are to be used only for study and research.
Copyright law is observed. During busy times, the patron may be asked to pick up copies at a later time. Not more than 20 pages of the Reference Book may be copied. Please fill out the Free Reference Copy Request form at the Information Desk.