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Reference sources can include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks and more. The purpose of a reference source is to help provide you with basic background knowledge on a topic. These sources are generally not cited in papers, unless quoted directly, because the information contained is general common knowledge to someone familiar with the topic.
Here are a few examples of reference sources available through the library. You can search the library catalog for more.