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SPAN 252: Making of Spain: Christians, Jews, & Moslems: Background & Context

Why Use Reference Works?

Reference works such as specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks can provide 

  • quick overview of a topic, often written by scholars in the field
  • definitions of key terms 
  • suggestions for further sources (bibliographies)
  • vocabulary (keywords) for database searching

Selected Reference Works

Dictionaries & Thesauri

  • Tesauro de SIGNUM - finds synonyms & antonyms in Spanish
  • Diccionarios - La Página del Idioma Español
  • Specialized Spanish dictionaries in print: Clapp Reference PC4625
  • Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionaries in print: Clapp Ref PC4640

Cross-Disciplinary Reference Collections