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Using Reference Sources

Reference sources are not usually read from cover to cover. They are meant to be consulted quickly. Most reference sources provide useful indexes and /or tables of contents to look up specific information.
Here's an example from the index of an encyclopedia. Select a topic and click on the appropriate volume:page:column reference to go to the encyclopedia entry.
space station 11:63:1a
NASA project 19:54:2b
rendezvous and docking 19:47:2a
space exploration 11:61:3b
space suit
application of human-factors
engineering 21:224:1a  
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