Reference Sources

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Knowledge of reference sources is central to providing your users with the answers they seek. This course will familiarize both librarians and paraprofessionals in a range of print and online resources from dictionaries and encyclopedias, to handbooks, serials and databases. Come learn which sources work for you and how to best use them.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Locate key reference sources
  • Evaluate print and online reference sources for collection development
  • Demonstrate understanding of reference sources with hands on information hunts
Target Audience: 
Librarians and paraprofessionals who wish to learn new reference sources.
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements: 
  • There will be Assignments to be completed in class and at home.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Duration: 
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Continuing Education Credit
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