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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & More: Reference Sources

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, atlases, etc. for quick facts, summaries, introductions, and guides to topics.

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Selected General Reference Titles

Selected Subject Specific Reference Sources

Reference Books in Olin and Sci Li

To find print reference sources for a specific subject, browse the appropriate call number ranges in the reference area in the appropriate library:

A                      -- General Works (General encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes, etc)
B-BD, BH-BJ     -- Philosophy
BF                    -- Psychology
BL-BX               -- Religion
C                      -- Historical Related (archaeology, biography, chronology, etc)
D                      -- History: General and Old World
E-F                   -- History: America
G-GF                -- Geography
GN-GT              -- Anthropology
GV                   -- Sports/Recreation/Leisure
HA                   -- Statistics
HB-HJ              -- Economics
HM-HX             -- Sociology
J                      -- Political Science
K                     -- Law
L                     -- Education
M                    -- Music
N                     -- Fine Arts
P                      -- Philology/Linguistics
PA                    -- Classical Languages and Literature
PC                   -- Romance Languages
PD, PF            -- Germanic Languages
PE                   -- English Language
PG                   -- Slavic Languages and Literatures
PJ                    -- Oriental/Semitic Languages and Literatures
PK                    -- Indo-Iranian Languages and Literatures
PL                    -- East Asian, African, Oceanic Languages and Literatures
PN                   -- General Literature (history, genres, etc)
PQ                   -- Romance Literature
PR                   -- English Literature
PS                   -- American Literature
PT                    -- Germanic Literature
Q                      -- Science (General)
QA                    -- Mathematics
QB                    -- Astronomy
QC                    -- Physics
QD                    -- Chemistry
QE                    -- Geology
QH-QR            -- Biology
R                      -- Medicine
S                      -- Agriculture
T                      -- Technology
U-V                  -- Military
Z                      -- Bibliography/Libraries