Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks provide definitions, background information, introductions, or topic overviews. This is especially useful to:
ref·er·ence noun \ˈre-fərn(t)s, ˈre-f(ə-)rən(t)s\
There are many print and electronic reference resources available in our library. Print reference resources are located on the library's main floor. Reference books must be used in the library.
"How can I find the best reference book for my research?"
See Research Assistance Desk staff for assistance.
There are many dictionaries available in print and electronically. This small selection of dictionaries illustrates that variety.