We collect reference books so that you can have access to high-quality, factual information. Reference books include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and almanacs. Reference books are a good place to go if you need facts, background information on a topic, or statistics.
Reference books do not circulate--that means you cannot check them out--but you are welcome to use them while you're here in the library. The reference section is located behind the reference desk, which is the desk straight ahead of you once you enter the library.
In the reference area, you’ll see many specialized encyclopedias that cover a wide variety of subjects. Here are a few examples:
Encyclopedia of Family Life
Call Number: HQ534.E53 1999 (STACKS)
There are many other specialized encyclopedias available as electronic books. You can find them listed in IUCAT and use them online.