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Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences Research: Reference Sources

Why Use Reference Books?


Reference sources provide background information, an overview of a topic, specialized vocabulary and terminology, and critical concepts.  They're often a great starting point.  The Library has reference materials both online and in print.

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Examples of Reference Sources on Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences

Ryan Library has many subject encyclopedias and dictionaries in the area of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences. Here are just a few examples: