Tertiary sources compile, summarize, index, or help identify scholarly sources on a topic. They are useful for background research or to get an overview of a topic before delving into secondary or primary sources. Common tertiary sources for literature, media and communication include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference sources.
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Browse a virtual bookshelf of dictionaries in the Georgia Tech Library
Access key resources for background research in literature, media and communication
Dictionaries in the Georgia Tech Library
Resources for background research in literature, media and communication
Literature Resource Center provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of over 130,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers.
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