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Pornography

General guide to assist students and faculty in researching pornography.

Background Information

Reference sources, such as encyclopedias and dictionaries, are great for gathering general information a topic.  If you need definitions of words or conceptsstatistical information, or keywords for further research, reference sources are a good place to start.  

While most dictionaries and encyclopedias are credible sources of information, reference sources only summarize topics, and should not be used as a substitute for scholarly research.  Some professors will not allow you to cite encyclopedias in research papers, so be sure that you understand the expectations of an assignment beforehand.  Finally, be sure to choose reference sources wisely!  Encyclopedias and dictionaries should be published by a credible source.