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Librarian for Humanities

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Emily Witsell

Reference Sources

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.