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Reference Basics

The following lists are not comprehensive.  Check the OU Libraries Catalog (search box in left column) for more options using your desired keywords.  For general books containing definitions of terms or overviews of a subject, search for your keywords plus "encyclopedia" or "dictionary".  You may also schedule an appointment to consult with your subject librarian.

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Required Reading

Recommended by Your Professor

Academic Research and Critical Thinking

General communication

Biomedical Science


Neurobiology, Physiology, and Cell Biology