Quick Reference Sources
The library's reference book collection is located next to the textbooks, to the left of the library desk. Call numbers for reference books begin with "REF." The reference collection includes dictionaries and encyclopedias, core art history textbooks, and resources about artists and art movements.
To access the following databases from home, contact the library for a username and password.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCOhost)
Provides more than 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
World Almanac (via FirstSearch)
Includes articles from Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U. S. Politics, and The World Almanac for Kids.
Dictionaries and Thesauri
Searches a number of online dictionaries at one time.
A directory of over 500 translation dictionaries and glossaries.
Encyclopedia of Life
Information about and images of animals, plants, etc.
Presents 3,000 years of world history in a combination of lifelines, timelines and maps.
Maps and Atlases
Statistical Abstracts of the United States
"The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States"
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies.
Statistics and information about American cities.