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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & More: Home

Facts and basic information for getting started with a topic or adding details to your research.

Finding Facts

Explore the tabs above to find:

  • Background information and summaries
  • Facts
  • Definitions
  • Biographical information

All sources require off-campus log-in.

Follow up with our in-depth Subject Guides for the rest of your research!

Credo Reference

Just getting started with a topic? Credo provides summaries ("Topic Pages") and brief information from many encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Explore your topic further in the Subject Encyclopedias and other tabs above.

In the Library

Some of the many useful books that are always available in the Reference section of the Library:

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics
  • DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
  • Gray's Anatomy
  • Physicians' Desk Reference
  • Guinness Book of World Records
  • World Almanac
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Statesman's Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World