Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks provide definitions, background information, introductions, or topic overviews. This is especially useful to:
There are many print and electronic reference resources available in our library. Print reference resources are located on the library's main floor. Most electronic resources must be used in the library.
Reference books cannot be borrowed, but you are welcome to photocopy pages useful to your studies.
As you stroll through the reference collection, you might ask yourself, "How can I find the best book for my research?".
There are several things you can do:
See a reference librarian for assistance.
There are many dictionaries available in print and electronically. This small selection of dictionaries illustrates that variety.
Many of the library's encyclopedias are subject-specific; this selection of titles illustrates that variety.