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Reference books are encyclopedias and dictionaries that focus on specific subject areas, like American writers or American literature.
They provide great background information on a topic, usually written in the form of a short entry.
You can find reference books in the Reference Section in the Library. These books cannot be checked out, so plan to take pictures or scans of the pages you need for your research.
The Reference Section is on the Upper Level near the computer desks.
Literary Biographies & Biobibliographies of American Women Writers
These encyclopedias and dictionaries in the Reference Section contain short biographical entries on American women writers followed a list of all their written works. They are all located in the 810s section of Reference.