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Reference Materials

If a subject is new to you, or if you would like an overview of a topic, basic factual information, or sources for further reading, you may want to consult reference materials. The sources listed here are located in the reference collection (main floor, southeast corner), in Bizzell Memorial Library's stacks or online via the library's website (click on title to access).

Subject Encyclopedias / Subject Dictionaries

The following titles are examples of reference works covering most of the regions around the world, throughout many eras.
Print copies are in the reference collection (main floor, northeast corner) or in the Bizzell stacks. To access the online resources, click on the title. 

The OED and Britannica

Chicago Manual of Style Online

Print copies are in the Learning Lab (lower level one, east). To access the online resources, click on the title.

Biography

Print copies are in the reference collection (main floor, northeast corner). To access the online resources, click on the title. Also see this guide for US biography.

Geography / Historical Statistics

Print copies are in the reference collection (main floor, northeast corner). To access the online resources, click on the title. 

Reference Works on Less Typical Subjects!

Not all of history is war and politics. Here are some titles from less typical subject areas.
Print copies are in the reference collection  (main floor, northeast corner) or in the stacks of Bizzell Library. To access the online resources, click on the title.