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About 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 Worldcat@SU online catalog. Use the drop-down menu to limit your search to the reference collection.
Digital reference sources
Use these sources to quickly search for your topic across several reference works at a time.
A full-text online collection featuring entries from atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, and other reference books.
An online history database. Includes the complete contents of printed reference sets in Smith Library Center. These include: Milestone Documents, The Decades, and Great Lives from History series.
Selected reference books
Here are a few books related to Math & Computer Science available in the Smith Library Center reference collection.