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MAT Student Research Help: Getting Started

Reference Books

Reference books are a great place to find succint, reliable overviews on a topic. They'll also help you to 

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Put your topic into context
  • Find related materials in bibliographies
  • Harvest keywords for future searches

Take a minute to browse the shelves in the reference section (first floor). Books about education begin with L7 and go through LC1099.5.

For a complete list of call numbers by subject area, check out the Library of Congress Classification Outline.