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What Are Reference Books?
Reference books are located on the 3rd floor of the library. They cannot be checked out. However, a scanner is available at the 2nd floor Circulation/Course Reserve Desk for your convenience.
You may scan the information you need from a reference book, then save it in one of several ways. You may send them to your email account, save them to a flash drive, or print them in ACE.
Online Reference Books
This database includes over 3 million full-text reference sources covering a broad range of topics, including art, medicine, history, technology, and science. Also accessible from this database are images, audio pronunciation files, a citation formatter, and customizable data tables that can be exported into spreadsheets.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides access to more than 1,000 electronic reference titles eBooks; in virtually any subject, including health, science, art, history, biography and many more.
Choose a search scope in the dropdown menu or access advanced search through this link.
- Everything: Searches every type of material accessible through the Lewis Library, including print books, e-books, journals, newspapers, etc.
- Library Catalog: Searches physical items, such as print books, print journals, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks immediately available through the Library
- Articles: Searches databases for digital materials such as academic journal articles, newspaper & magazine articles, reports, and reference entries. You can also search the databases directly to take advantage of additional search features
- Course Reserves: Searches textbooks and other materials reserved by instructors
Databases contain journal articles, ebooks, media, and news resources.
Enter title keywords to find a specific database. For example, Academic OneFile or JSTOR. Or browse them by subject here.
Enter a keyword to search for Library research guides for your class or topic. For example, ENG101 or Nursing.
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