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Reference Collection

Location: Request items in the collection online for delivery to the Book Checkout & Pickup Counter 15-20 minutes while the Library is open.


Items in the Reference collection serve a variety of purposes. They can provide background or introductory information on a topic and they are good starting points for any research project or problem. Reference sources include:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries
  • Handbooks and manuals
  • Directories
  • Guides to the Literature
  • Biographical, Statistical and Other Reference Sources

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