Reference sources give you an overview of your topic. They help you identify key words that will aid you in searching the online catalog and various electronic databases. Also, reference sources often include bibliographies that give suggestions for further reading, which can include books, articles or websites. All of the reference sources listed below can be found in the Garver Room (silent study room). Note: this is NOT a comprehensive list. There are hundreds of specialized reference books in Garver. Browse the shelves or ask a librarian for help!