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Student Development: Reference

This guide includes information on print and electronic library resources, and also provides links to online resources that help support ACC coursework in Student Development.


Online or print materials that you refer to briefly but do not necessarily read from cover to cover to get background information or statistical information on your topic are sometimes called reference sources, reference materials, or reference works.

Reference sources may be:

  • encyclopedias
  • dictionaries
  • statistical handbooks
  • almanacs
  • directories

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