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EDU 6740: Computer Science Methods & Capstone: Reference

A research guide to help you with your research for your course projects and your capstone.

How to Cite an Encyclopedia Article

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Email GraphicInterlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service that allows you to request books, videos, and articles from other libraries.


How does it work?
Find the book, video or other article you want. Check to make sure the CSS Library does not have it or have online access to it. Then, fill out an online form. 

Reference Tip

Light BulbThe Reference Collection has a variety of different sources that can help you with your research project. The most common types of sources include directories, handbooks, dictionaries, almanacs, and encyclopedias. Each source has a specific function and contains different information. 

What kind of information will you find in each of these sources?

  • Dictionaries - use to find the correct spellings of words and their meanings.  
  • Directories - use to find information about organizations, their address, phone numbers, and key personnel.  
  • Almanacs - use to find statistics, figures, tables, and facts on specific areas or topics.
  • Atlases - use to find maps and other geographical information including statistics, dates, physical features, etc.
  • Handbooks - use to locate concise data on a specialized topic. Examples of data include statistics, instructions, procedures, etc.
  • Encyclopedias (both specific and subject specific) - are great places to background information on your topic. Other information you will find include: important dates, authorities on your topic, bibiliographies, and key terminology.

Education Encyclopedias

The library maintains a collection of online reference sources which may be searched both on-campus and off-campus. When accessing these works from off-campus, you will be prompted for your Novell username and password, which are the same username and password you use when accessing Cor, Blackboard or your CSS email.

Computer Science Encyclopedias

The library maintains a collection of online reference sources which may be searched both on-campus and off-campus. When accessing these works from off-campus, you will be prompted for your Novell username and password, which are the same username and password you use when accessing Cor, Blackboard or your CSS email.

Tutorials

Here are some tutorials that you may find helpful for using some of the resources on this page.

Video Tutorials

 

Print (PDF) Tutorials

Reference Universe

Search the CSS Library's Reference collection for your topic by using Reference Universe. This database will direct you to articles within the encyclopedias and other reference sources in the print collection at CSS, as well as reference works within our electronic reference collections.

Other Online Reference Works

General encyclopedias are great to provide an overview of a topic. Try searching the following electronic general encyclopedia collections.

Subject Encyclopedia Collections

Try searching these encyclopedia collections.