Reference databases are a great resources to help you familiarize yourself with your topic. Reference databases are listed in the left-hand column.
- Encyclopedias - We have both general and specialized encyclopedias covering topics as diverse as food and culture to women's issues to Middle East wars and more!
- Dictionaries - We're all familiar with general dictionaries that give us definitions of everyday and not-so-everyday speech, and we have plenty of those. But we also have many specialized dictionaries. We have dictionaries that define terms specific to art, music, the sciences and more.
- Primary Sources - Our reference collection includes primary source materials such as government documents, speeches and legislations.
- Additional Sources - Almanacs, handbooks and guides, for example.
You can even use Wikipedia, if you search this tool wisely!