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Earth Science (Dale Mabry): Get Started

Start With Background Information in Reference Materials

Welcome! These Earth Science reference materials are books. They are online as eBooks and in hard copy for in-library use only.

Why Use Reference Materials

Reference materials (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, atlases, etc.) are great sources to begin your research, or to supplement it at any stage. Reference materials can help you to:

  • Select a topic.
  • Obtain an overview and background of a topic.
  • Identify key terms to use for further searching.

Reference materials may be found as physical books on the library shelves, or online in eBooks and databases.

Your Librarian

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Alicia B. Ellison
Dale Mabry Campus
DLRC Bldg, 2nd Floor

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HCC Dale Mabry Campus Library
DLRC Building, 2nd & 3rd Floors
4001 Tampa Bay Blvd
Tampa, FL 33630 

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