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Comp 132 (Bost): Tertiary Sources

Tertiary Sources


“These are books and articles that synthesize and report on secondary sources for general readers, such as textbooks, articles in encyclopedia and mass-circulation publications like Psychology Today. . .” (Booth, Colomb, and Williams 69).


  • General or specialized encyclopedia articles 
  • General-audience history books

Reference Books

Reference books are a good way to begin research. They can help you launch future research by providing background material, key terms, and citations to more detailed sources. The reference collection is on the main floor of the library. Here are a few starting points related to the themes of your graphic novel:


The library catalog is the gateway to finding books and ebooks owned by the TLU Library.