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Critical Pacific Islands Studies Library Guide



Just starting your research? A great place to start is by consulting a reference source. Reference sources are defined as "authoritative works that you can refer to for quick information, an introduction to a subject, topic, or issue, and suggestions for further reading." Types of reference sources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, handbooks, atlases, bibliographies, and more. 

In addition to these types of sources, you may also want to consult with members of your community, especially elders, about your research ideas and methods.