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Communication: Reference Sources

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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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.