Use reference resources to get background information, an overview of a topic, related concepts and topics, and more. Search for reference books in the library catalog or browse books in reference databases.

Research TIP: How to Search for Reference Books/ Ebooks

To Find Print Reference Books - Search the catalog or browse the shelves.

Go to the library catalog. Key in a search. Under View Entire Collection choose Reference Collection. (Note: The results include print books in the Reference Collection, but do not include reference ebooks.)

Browse the print books on the shelves in the Reference Collection. For call number sections, go to the opens new window Library of Congress Classification Outline and drill down to specific call numbers that match your subject.

To Find Reference Ebooks - Search the catalog or ebook databases.

Go to the library catalog. Key in a search and add the word reference to your search. Under View Entire Collection choose Ebooks.

Select a reference ebook database listed below, then browse or search ebook titles in the database.

Credo Reference

Gale Ebooks

Other Resources - Possible Starting Points for Research

opens new windowAddiction Resource-"...provides resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life." Includes Addiction Guides, Substances, Treatment guides, and more.

opens new windowAmerican Psychological Association: Publications and Databases

Reference Books in the Library

To find reference materials in the Library: