Electronic Reference Works
Reference books are great sources of basic information on all topics. Through this page you can access online services providing the content from collections of reference works. You can also access individual reference works arranged by subject. To access the materials, you will need to enter your Multipass username and password. You may also need to have cookies enabled on your computer to read some of the texts.
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Integrity of Creation
Encyclopedia of Global Industries, 4th ed.
Using Wikipedia is an easy and convenient way to begin gaining a working knowledge of a topic. If you choose to use it, be aware that there are two serious flaws with Wikipedia. The first is that anyone can write articles for it. You do not have to be an expert on a subject. The second is that anyone can edit the articles. Again, you do not have to be an expert on the subject. These two points raise doubts as to the accuracy of what you read there. Because of the problems regarding the authority of the writers of Wikipedia articles, gain what information you can from them, but do not use Wikipedia as a source for academic writing. Instead, use the reference works that you can get to through this page. Articles in them have been written by experts, and the works have all gone through an editorial process to insure accuracy.