Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Other Reference Sources

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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