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Why use a reference book?
Reference sources are invaluable for defining key
concepts, providing brief overviews of a subject, and identifying major theories
and research developments. They can provide you with the background you
need to select and develop a topic of research, or give you the vocabulary you need to understand further reading.
Reference and Overview Sources
CQ Researcher provides in depth reports on current issues in the news each week from 1923 to present. Reports often contain lengthy discussion plus graphs, pro/con articles, a chronology, and links to organizations and other associated resources. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology.