It used to be you had to come into the Library if you needed to use a reference book such as an encyclopedia or specialized dictionary for your research. But not anymore. While we still carry a plethora of print reference books and house them readily on our shelves, the Oviatt has amassed an impressive collection of reference e-books which makes finding quick, factual information a snap. With more than 350 titles accessible online, our reliable, library-subscribed reference e-books (Wikipedia step aside) can be accessed from anywhere. Take a moment and visualize yourself doing academic research at the beach thank you very much. Check out our Research Strategies Reference Sources page and discover the wide range of encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks and almanacs that are available electronically. These reference e-titles can be searched by subject, title or by browsing more than a dozen of our Most Frequently Used Electronic Reference Books. Within these online books you will find encyclopedias in the disciplines of art, philosophy, literature and law just to name a few. Of course, there are also many general information based reference sources and even an entire page that links to government reference data. Who knew that finding government reference sources and statistics on a myriad of topics could be orchestrated from one Library reference webpage? So while we’d really love to see you here in person at the Library whenever possible, we’d also like to invite you to take advantage of our many reference e-books and other reliable online information the next time you have a reference research need.
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