The RED TABS just above this box will take you to pages on the various topics after which they are named: books, journals, databases, children's books, etc.
If you need a brief introduction to a topic, are narrowing some form of research topic, or need a quick bibliography, you may want to consult one of the reference sources mentioned in the box below.
If you have questions or need assistance, my contact information as at the right side of all the pages.
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks provide excellent ways to get backgrounds, introductions, or overviews of topics. This is particularly useful: 1) to learn about a subject that is new to you 2) as a way to come up with a topic for an essay or 3) to come up with search terms when looking for journal articles.
RefWorks is a web-based personal database for storing, organizing, and formatting you citations (paid for by the Temple Libraries). You can:
For other citation management options see our Citation Management guide.