Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Other Reference Sources


The Reference Collection has very good print sources that may be located by searching in the Online Catalog or asking at the Information Desk.

The collection includes:

  • Atlases
  • Biographies
  • Books & Publishers Directories
  • Currency Converters>
  • Dictionaries in various languages
  • Encyclopedias – both general and subject-specific
  • Literary criticism
  • Zip Code Directories
  • Gazetteers
  • Health Resources
  • Style Manuals

One of our more popular online reference collections is Oxford Reference Online. This Core Collection brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works - containing well over 60,000 pages - into a single cross-searchable resource.

Barret Library also provides a database of Reference Works that includes links to online encyclopedias, handbooks and guides that are available on the Internet.

To search for specified reference works, go to the Databases/Online Resources search page, enter a keyword in search box, select Reference Works from the drop-down menu, and click Search.

In this example, a search is done for Reference Works with the keyword german

Reference Works

The search resulted in links to eight (8) online reference sources.

Reference Works