Where do you start with a research project? Google? Wikipedia? (You've been told not to use that one!)
Find reliable resources and information using the tools listed here rather than surfing the web.
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Reference sources are used for, well, reference. This usually means that you need just a slice of information--a date, name of a place or person, or quick background information. Here are some examples of reference sources:
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