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Opticianry: Dale Mabry: Background info

Links and tips for your research.

Why use reference sources?

reference books on a shelf

Reference materials - such as articles from encyclopedias - can give you:

  • Background and intro to your topic or larger subject.
  • Terminology to use in further searching.

Online reference resources

Look up unfamiliar terms in a health sciences dictionary. 

PRO TIP: To quickly find a term, select PDF Full Text, then "Search Within," to enter your term in a search box.

Background on your topic from health sciences encyclopedias can really help you in your research.