The Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library

Online Reference: Getting Started

This guide contains a selected list of web-based reference resources. Use the library's catalog and the subject specific Research by Subject guides to locate additional encyclopedia sets, dictionaries, thesauri, and general reference resources.

Why Use Reference Works?

  1. Get an overview of your subject to clarify the issues & scope of your project.
  2. Find and confirm facts & definitions.
  3. Identify key authors, terms, concepts, & the vocabulary of the discipline - use those terms to search the catalog & databases.
  4. Find journal articles & books mentioned in the text or bibliography for further reading.

English Language Dictionaries

Thesauri, Acronyms, Quotations, etc

Reference Services & Student Outreach Coordinator

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