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Reading Digital Content: Reference Books

This guide will help you figure out how to determine what type/format material you're reading when you find something on the Internet

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On this page you will see examples of what a reference book looks like in several different formats.

Use the links to compare and contrast how the information looks when it is from a:

Print Book

Google Book

Electronic Book from a Reference Database

Wikipedia Article

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Print: 1 votes (25%)
Credo (or Other Reference Database): 1 votes (25%)
Wikipedia: 1 votes (25%)
Other: 1 votes (25%)
Total Votes: 4

GIL-Find @ GGC



Use GIL-Find to find books located in GGC's Library.
Enter a word or phrase (i.e., "pirates"), change the drop-down if needed (i.e., "Subject"), and click on the "Find" button.

Google Book

Reference Book - Print


          Reference Book Cover                                  Reference Book Entry

Credo Reference Online