Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks , guides, etc. can be found on the first floor and lower level reference shelves. These reference tools and others help define terminology and provide a context for the subject area. Background reading can help you choose a specific topic to pursue for your research. Reference materials are for library use only and cannot be checked out.
To search Reference Books only, Go to the OSCAR Advanced Search page.
Type in your search terms in the boxes provided. In the box called "Optional Search Limits/Sorts," under Location--select University Library Reference Collection. Do your search.
There is also a collection of searchable electronic reference books: