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English: Subject Guide: Reference Sources

Selected reference works @ SLC

Why use reference sources?

Reference works like encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and other collections of information may help you:

  • Understand historical or social context
  • Gather statistics and other supporting data
  • Brainstorm ways to narrow or broaden your research topic
  • Identify additional sources of information

You can find print and digital reference works by searching the Voyager online catalog.  Use the drop-down menu to limit your search to the reference collection.

Digital Reference Sources

The Oxford English Dictionary

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Selected reference works @ SLC