source-book

source book

noun
1.
an original writing, as a document, record, or diary, that supplies an authoritative basis for future writing, study, evaluation, etc.
2.
a volume containing a small collection of such writings, usually on a specific subject, used in research.
Also, sourcebook.


Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

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