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CST 229: Intercultural Communication (Hurley-Loudoun)

This guide has been created by librarians to help you find books, articles, videos, and other types of resources related to this program of study. Direct comments to Michael English, menglish@nvcc.edu.

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How to Use Reference Books


An encyclopedia is a type of reference book. These are great resources for gathering background information on your topic, as well as for:

  • Defining important vocabulary words related to your topic,
  • Finding a basic overview and main issues related to your topic, and
  • Finding references to additional resources.

Online Encyclopedias and Background Information

Below are a few places you can find definitions and encyclopedia articles; from off campus you will have to login with your myNOVA username and password.

Encyclopedia Search Tips

Since encyclopedia articles focus on basic, general information about a topic, what you type in the search box should also be general:

YES:  Haitian culture

YES:  Haiti AND voodoo

NO:  How is Haitian culture affected by one of its main religions, voodoo?