WRIT 3307 (Hacker): Advanced Writing: Find Background Info

Reference Books

Reference Works Can Help You...

  • find overviews or introductions to a subject
  • identify possible directions for a topic you're exploring
  • put a narrow topic into context
  • identify facts, names, dates, etc.

Find Background Information

Using the Library Catalog Advanced Search:

  • enter desired terms (e.g., chemistry or biochemistry) in one text entry box
  • enter encyclopedias or dictionaries (restricted to Subject field) in the next
  • add any other limiters (e.g., location UHCL or format ebooks
  • click Submit

Library Catalog Advanced Search for (chemistry or biochemistry) and in Subject field (encyclopedias or dictionaries) with limiters for location UHCL and material type ebook

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