The reference books will give you an overview of your subject. Use the table of contents or index to find the information you are looking for. If you can't find it, try to think of alternate names or spellings and look there.
Below is a list of reference sources available in the Garver Room and online to help you get started on your research.
Remember, reference sources will give you a broad overview of your topic. They won't provide all the information, but they will help you create a research roadmap of what you should do next in the research process.
After taking notes from one of the reference sources linked or listed on this page, try filling out the "Topic Development Worksheet" listed below.
Right: Palenque. Jorge Pérez De Lara. Ancient and Medieval History Online. Web. 13 Sept. 2016. http://online.infobase.com/HRC/Search/ImageDetails/7?imageId=43357.
Here's a list of selected specialized reference books (available in the Garver Room) you may want to consider.
Remember, reference books CANNOT be checked out or leave the library. When you are done using them, please return reference books to the cart near the entrance to the Garver Room.