Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Use reference materials for background information for your topic, or to find good keywords to use when searching databases.  These are dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, bibliographies, indexes and abstracts.

To find reference materials in the catalogue, perform a KEYWORD search. 
       Example  human resource management and dictionaries to find the subject heading of personnel management - dictionaries

A sample:

Content last updated: February 14, 2019