Why use encyclopedias and reference works?

  • Quickly find background information
  • Develop an overview of the subject area
  • Create a general understanding of the different perspectives of an issue
  • Better define your research topic

How to find reference works in digital format

Credo Reference Collection provides full text access to over 500 electronic encyclopedias and dictionaries.  Do a subject search or browse through the subject categories for a good starting point for research on various issues.

How to find reference works in print format

Run a Library Catalogue search by general keyword for your topic. Then, limit your results to items located in the reference section by clicking the link on the left sidebar.

Reference collection in the library catalogue.