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Reference sources, such as specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias, are an excellent place to begin your research. If you're researching a topic you don't know much about, reference sources will provide you with a brief summary of the topic and may point you to some of the most important research in the field. You might also find terminology in dictionary and encyclopedia entries that you can use to search for articles and books on your research topic.
Public Health Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Search Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Search the Library's dictionaries and encyclopedias using the search box above. Note that the results page will list entries in the reference sources rather than the reference sources themselves.
Public Health Handbooks
Handbooks can provide quick access to summaries of important concepts or procedures as well as basic factual information in summary form. The following is a small sample of what is available through the Library: