For Your Reference
Reference works provide background information. Resources on this page are most useful when you:
- Want to quickly learn about a topic.
- Have trouble selecting a topic.
- Don’t know what search terms to use.
- Need to find facts and figures.
A sample of encyclopedias.
These research databases contain full-text reference works.
Their content includes encyclopedias and specialized dictionaries, but may also include journal articles and other sources.