For Your Reference
This page suggests reference works that can provide background information. The resources highlighted on this page are most useful when you:
Want to quickly learn about a topic.
Are having trouble selecting a topic for an assignment.
Don’t know what search terms to use.
Need to find facts and figures.
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Guides
The following is a selection from our reference collection.
These research databases contain full-text reference works.
Their content includes encyclopedias and specialized dictionaries, but may also include journal articles and other sources.