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Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Companions

The Library has a large collection of reference works, most of them in electronic format, but some classics are still only available in print. All of the electronic reference works are indexed in the Articles & more file of the Library's catalog. Simply limit your search results to "Reference" under Format.

To locate and consult print reference works use the Books & more file of the Library's catalog or consult with your librarian.

Articles & More Search
This section of the catalog is limited to electronic resources. Use the "Reference" facet under Format to retrieve articles from encyclopedias, handbooks and companions. Check the box next to "Include articles at other libraries" to expand your search to resources held by other libraries.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A large collection of academic encyclopedias and dictionaries by various publishers.
A self-paced interactive tutorial is available for those new to this resource.

Oxford Handbooks Online (selected works)
In-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field.

Cambridge Histories Online
Search across all the Cambridge Histories or browse individual volumes.

Cambridge Companions Online
Scholarly introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods.

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