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:
Different types of reference sources answer different types of questions.
Listed below are common types of reference sources for research in philosophy and the kind of information contained in each.
Click on the type of source to retrieve a list of titles owned by the Library.
Search GIL, the Library Catalog to find additional reference sources in the Library.
The library owns the following atlases useful for Middle East Studies research. Call numbers preceded with the abbreviation "Ref." are located in the Reference Stacks, located on the 2nd floor of Library North. All other resources are located in the General Stacks.
The following resources on the Arab-Israeli Conflict are located in the Reference Section on the 2nd floor of Library North. Please contact me if you need help finding additional resources for your research.