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ENV 121-General Environmental Science I (Sharp-AN)

This guide is to help students who are enrolled in Professor Sharp's ENV 121 class. It has resources that will help with the Research paper assignment.

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Online Enclycopedias

Why to Use Reference Books

An encyclopedia is a type of reference book. Use a reference book to:

  • Define important vocabulary words related to your topic,
  • Find a basic overview and main issues related to your topic,
  • Find references to additional resources, and
  • Discover important background information related to your topic.

You will typically not use a reference book or encyclopedia as a source in your research.  The information in these sources is for your own background knowledge.