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?

  • Get an overview of your subject to clarify the issues & scope of your project.
  • Find and confirm facts & definitions.
  • Identify key authors, terms, concepts, & the vocabulary of the discipline - use those terms to search the catalog & databases.
  • 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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Benjamin Hoover
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