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Find Books (A step-by-step guide): Find a Reference Book

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FIND 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. Select the Advanced Search option, a link just under the main search box.
  3. Select  the Library Catalog--Books & Media radio button.
  4. Enter your search terms in the search box. Use the main words in your topic.
  5. Click the Find button. It searches all fields, including title, author, description, and so on.
  6. Once you've retrieved a list of results, look to the left column of "limiters" and scroll to Location. Using the Location limiter, Reference -- 1st Floor, you can filter your results to those items in our Reference Collection.
  7. 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.
  8. In the middle of the individual book record you will helpful options: Citation, permalink (url link), or print.
  9. Write down the call number. 
  10. The reference collection is on the main floor, behind the reference desk. The Library can also scan a section through Resource Sharing

Reference Books: Online

Periodical Scan Request Form -Use to Request an articles in a Reference Book.