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FCS Guide Welcome

Welcome to Ryan Library’s Family & Consumer Sciences Research Guide! Use this guide to:

  • Find specialized Reference sources
  • Find books that build your knowledge
  • Find scholarly articles with research data
  • Find reliable, useful Internet resources

Explore the tabs above, and please ask for help whenever you need it.

Why Use Reference Books?

Reference sources provide background information, an overview of a topic, specialized vocabulary and terminology, and critical concepts. The Library has reference materials both online and in print.

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    Finding Reference Sources

    Need to find an encyclopedia not listed on this page?

    • Go to the Advanced Search in PHINEAS
    • Type a concise search (1 or 2 words) in the keyword box
    • Select Reference in the location box
    • If you have trouble finding resources, ask a librarian for help

      Reference Books - Family & Consumer Sciences

      Ryan Library has several encyclopedias that may be useful for FCS students, including:

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      Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
      Call Number: R 391 E56S
      ISBN: 0684313944

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      Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition
      Call Number: R 613.2 E56C
      ISBN: 012227055X

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      Encyclopedia of Interior Design
      Call Number: R 747 E56B
      ISBN: 1884964192

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      International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family
      Call Number: R 306.8 E56P
      ISBN: 0028656725

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      Denise Nelson, MLIS

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