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Encyclopedia of Special Education, Volume 1

A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals

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Why Use Reference Sources?

Reference sources include encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries.  They are a great place to begin your research, since they can help with the following:

  • Offer ideas for possible research topics
  • Give you background information on your topic
  • Define unfamiliar terms
  • Suggest keywords to use when searching for books and articles
  • Point you to books and articles on your topic, via "works cited" lists