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Human Development: Reference Sources

This is a subject guide for students & faculty in Human Development.

What Are Reference Sources?

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and Wikipedia are all examples of reference sources.

These sources are good places to start your research. You can find definitions and a brief overview of your topic by consulting a reference book or website.

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AARP Research

Doing research on aging? You might want to take a look at AARP Research.

Reference Sources

Citing Reference Sources

Remember, reference sources are only FYI!

Never cite a reference source in your research paper or project.

You can use a reference source to lead you to other academic sources, however, by finding the citations provided in the References/Bibliography/Works Cited list.