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Search the Reference Collection
The Besse Library has an extensive collection of reference works in print and online as e-books. Make sure to take full advantage of these collections, both in print and online.
Types of reference works include:
- subject guides
- encyclopedias on a specific topic
- biographical dictionaries
- directories (for people and associations)
- historical atlases and almanacs
- subject handbooks
- subject bibliographies
To find Reference Books in the Catalog; do a keyword search that looks similar to this:
Handbook and (research topic keyword) see an example
encyclopedia and (research topic key word)
These searches will give you print and ebook resources.