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Introduction to Engineering: Reference Sources

Guide created for the needs of NU School of Engineering and Digital Sciences students

Reference sources help you get started on your assignments or research with

  • background information
  • facts about people, events, places, dates and how they are related to your topic
  • definitions and ideas.

                  Types of Reference Sources include:

  • Almanacs (Facts, Statistics)
  • Atlas (Geographical info)
  • Dictionary (Definitions, Synonyms)
  • Encyclopedia (Topic Overview)
  • Handbook (Facts, Statistics, Timelines)


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