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Reference Books (A Step-By-Step Guide)

Reference resources are encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, atlases, guidebooks, medication guides, and other resources where you look portions of the texts as needed. They tend to be great sources for background information. 

Here's how to find a reference book using the Krueger Library catalog:

  1. Go to the library homepage.
  2. Type in keywords which describe the broad topic you would like to learn more about.
  3. From the pull down mention to the right of the search box, select  Library Catalog--Books & Media.
  4. Click the Find button. It searches all fields, including title, author, description, and so on.
  5. Once you've retrieved a list of results, look to the left column of "limiters" and scroll to Location. Using the Location limiter select Reference -- 1st Floor, you can filter your results to those items in our Reference Collection.
  6. Click on the book title for more information and a description. From here, you may able be to look at the table of contents or view a list of subjects associated with the book. Also, note the similar items along the right side.
  7. In the Send to section, in the middle of the item record, you will helpful options: Citation, permalink (url link), or print.
  8. Write down the call number. 
  9. The Reference Collection is on the main floor, behind the reference desk. The Library can also scan a section through Resource Sharing.

Reference eBooks & Databases