What type of information do you need?
Background information about your topic --- Explore Subject Encyclopedias
Information about people --- Explore Biographical Dictionaries
Documentary films about your topic --- Explore WorldCat
UAE information --- Explore the Library's UAE LibGuide
Subject Encyclopedias are reference sources devoted to a specific subject or field of study. Typically these sources are edited by a respected scholar in the discipline with articles written by subject experts.
Use a subject encyclopedia to find:
The following are librarian recommended subject encyclopedias which you may wish to take a look at as you begin your research. All are located on the first floor of the AUS Library in the Reference Collection.
A yearbook is an annual documentary, historical, or memorial compendium of facts and information about the preceding year, often limited to a specific country or subject.
The following yearbooks are particularly useful if you are searching for comprehensive country information, analysis and statistics.
Up-to-date and accurate statistical information including population, economic and political trends can be found through the AUS library databases. The following link to statistics databases provides a list of recommendations.
It is also worth checking for local statistical information available through our UAE LibGuide.