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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Using Reference Resources
A reference source is a compendium of authoritative information, compiled for ease of use.
Reference materials include
- subject or general encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri
- biographical compilations
Reference materials may be found on our main floor to the left of the Research Services Desk as well as online.
Credo Reference: Basic Search Box with descriptive text
Credo is an easy-to-use full-text database of over 750 reference sources, including general and subject specific encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, pro/con articles, and images. It is a great place to begin your research, and can be considered a good replacement for Wikipedia in your academic papers. Try to keep your searches simple and then refine your results with the advanced serach options for best results.
Reference materials are for library use only. Scan-to-email and copy machines are available. See the research desk for more information.
Online Reference Sources
Environment Web Directory
Environmental Organization Web Directory.
General websites and contacts on a variety of environmental aspects.
Environmental History Resources
Covers a wide range of topics reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of environmental history including landscape history, forestry and land use, pollution and ideas and perceptions of nature.