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CGHL 210: Issues in Public Health

Reference Sources

Before you start your research . . . 

  • Make sure you know the basics about the topic you are investigating.
  • Look for alternative spellings and other words you can search.
  • Reference sources can help you answer the who, what, when, and where questions.

Physical Reference Books

Reliable and authoritative. Often comprehensive. Can be outdated.

Online Reference Works

Easy to access. Updated more frequently. Reliability can be problematic.