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How do I find reference sources?

A guide to finding online and print reference sources like almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.

Online Encyclopedias (General)

Online Encyclopedias (Subject Specific)

The Library also has many encyclopedias that focus on specific subjects or themes.

Below are some places to look for online subject-specific databases.

Print Encyclopedias

The Library also has many encyclopedias in print. To locate these items, you must search the Catalog.

Use Advanced Search and enter "Encyclopedias" as a subject/topic.

Below are some sample searches.

  • Chemistry Encyclopedias
  • India Encyclopedias
  • World War 1939-1945 Encyclopedias
  • Encyclopedias Chicago
  • Encyclopedias Art