Reference books are a great way to start off any research topic. References books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, guides, directories, and handbooks help give background information on your topic.
Print reference books can be found on the first floor of the library, but not checked out to take home.
We also have an extensive collection of online reference books via the database Gale EBooks.
If you know the name of the database you are looking for, choose it from the following list:
You can also view a list of databases that are best for a specific subject area:
View a full alphabetical list of available databases here: https://library.csi.cuny.edu/az.php.
Search the Library for academic journals, newspapers, or magazines:
Our Research Guides help you find resources specific to your subject area or course. Choose a subject or course name from the list below to view the guide for that topic, or view a list of all our research guides.
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