Why use a reference book?
Reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries provide you with background information on a wide-ranging selection of topics. The entries found within these books serve as good starting points for clarification on specific concepts, give information on important people and often point you toward more in-depth sources.
Research Tip! The titles listed on the right are just a small sample of library enclyclopedias. Consider your research topic first and then look for an encyclopedia that is close to that subject.
The print reference collection is located on the 2nd floor of Library North.