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Statistical Sciences Library Guide: Reference Books

How to find information - a guide for Statistical Sciences students and academics at UCT

Starting a search

Before you begin searching for information, you should thoroughly understand the topic you are researching. General science dictionaries, subject dictionaries, and encyclopaedias are a good place to begin.  Dictionaries provide definitions of unfamiliar terms, while encyclopedias give explanations and succinct overviews of topics.

Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

Online resources


Where are the Reference Books?

Reference books, including dictionaries and encyclopaedias, are on the low shelves near the Information Desk on Level 4.

They may not be borrowed. Some are also available electronically.