Reference Collections - General: General Reference Collections
Why Choose a Reference Book?
Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, etc. give concise introductions to topics or terms. Use them to:
explore topics for research;
get background information;
explain unfamiliar ideas.
They are available through the MC Library in both print and electronic formats.
These are large, multidisciplinary collections offering a mix of dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, chonologies and other reference materials. Some titles are general in nature and others are subject specific. You can search or browse all of these collections. In addition, titles can be found through our online catalog, MC Library Catalog.
A selected collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. For a current title list of our offerings, see the List of Sources once you are in the collection. These titles are also accessible through our online catalog. For information on how to use e-books on Gale, please see this helpful video.
Oxford Reference Online brings together language and subject reference works into a single cross-searchable resource. The Premium Collection offers over 300 fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press and a selection of partner publishers' scholarly works. Includes detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the Oxford Companions Series.