Below is a representative list of resources in the library building's reference area. Hover the cursor over the book graphic for more information. Many more are available to you. Check with a librarian for additional resources.
Oxford Reference Online offers over 175 full-text, fully-indexed, cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series.
Why use reference books
Reference sources provide background information, an overview of a topic, specialized vocabulary and terminology, and critical concepts. They're often a great starting point.