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Architectural & Engineering Computer Aided Design: Find Reference Works

A guide to computer-aided design, manufacturing materials, and manufacturing processes.

What are reference works?

One way to think about reference works is that they are publications that researchers "refer" to rather than read cover-to-cover (most of the time).

Common types of reference materials include:

  • encyclopedias
  • almanacs
  • bibliographies
  • dictionaries
  • directories
  • guidebooks
  • handbooks
  • indexes
  • manuals
  • yearbooks

Reference works are all about the big picture. They are helpful for finding:

  • definitions
  • formulas
  • codes
  • standards
  • topic overviews
  • background information
  • career information

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