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Reference Books

These books can be found on the shelves in the library:

Online Reference Books

These books are available online with your SCSU log in:

For more books, see Oxford Reference Science and Technology to browse dictionaries and handbooks in all areas of science. 

Finding Background Information

Background information can help you prepare for further research by explaining all the issues related to your topic, especially when you're investigating a field that's unfamiliar to you. For more help on finding books in our catalog, see the previous page on books.