Reference sources provide foundational information on topics like important people, historical events, cultural theories, or religious doctrines. Use these sources to give yourself background information, develop the topic of a paper, make a list of important names or events related to your topic, understand the timeline of historical events, or discover the definition of unfamiliar terms.
Wofford has many subject-specific reference books on the first floor of the library. This is a small sampling of our reference books. Ask a librarian to help you find an encyclopedia or dictionary for your topic.