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Encyclopaedias are used for locating facts like the cost of building the Sydney Opera House, background details on a topic where little is known, and further reading on a topic. Handbooks and manuals are used for "how to" information, for example recipes for pavlova, rules for cricket. Yearbooks are used for recent developments and rapidly changing details like statistics. Directories are used for finding addresses and details about people. Online services are increasingly being used for information which requires constant updating. Indexing and other bibliographical sources provide access to the world's output of published and recorded information resources. They help users identify materials relevant to particular topics. The evaluation of these sources is also related to the availability of the materials indexed or listed.