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Waidner-Spahr Library

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Energy Resources: Reference Materials

Reference Materials

The library's reference collection is extensive and will contain many similar dictionaries and encyclopedies for hundreds of subject areas.  An easy way to find additional  reference works would be to do a SUBJECT search in the library catalog. For example, to find dictionaries and encyclopedias in Earth Sciences you could perform a subject search on  GEOLOGY and  DICTIONARIES.

When in doubt as to the proper subject heading try a KEYWORD search on your topic.

Search Tips:

  • Change your terminology (energy, fossil fuel, natural resources)
  • Change your spelling (mineral, minerals, mineralogy)
  • Click here for more tips on choosing search terms

The following reference works are only a small sample of the reference collection in the discipline of Earth Sciences:

  • Credo Reference Good online source for locating basic information about particular energy resources--includes information from a variety of reference resources.
  • Minerals yearbook (Electronic resource)

Subject Guide

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