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ENG 101: Writing I, Dr. Elizabeth Sachs: Find Reference Books

This is a guide to help you find resources for your library assignments in this class.

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.


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. 

Online Reference Books

Quiet Study

Do you need a quiet environment in order to study effectively? We strive to make the Library a quiet place for you. The Library has seating throughout the third and fourth floors for your convenience.

There are a limited number of small rooms that have been designated as Quiet Study Rooms, but you must reserve them ahead of time. You can find the form to do so at . Once you submit a reservation with your T-Wolves email address, a confirmation email will be sent to you. You must click the link in the confirmation email to complete the reservation. More information about the study rooms is available at .

Because of the high demand for these rooms, please do not leave your belongings in an unattended study room.

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