Reference books — such as encyclopedias, atlases, and directories — are useful for topic overviews, historical background, statistics, images, maps, and more. Reference books can be found in the general collection area on the lower level. Here are some suggested Reference Book titles:
|Magill's Medical Guide||REF 610.3 M34|
|American Heritage Stedman’s Medical Dictionary||REF 610.3 A44|
|Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary||REF 610.3 D67|
|Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary||REF 610.3 T33|
|Gray’s Anatomy||REF 611 G73|
|Merck Index||REF 615.1 M47|
|PDR: Physician’s Desk Reference||REF 615.105 P57|
|Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine||REF 616 G35|
|Conn’s Current Therapy||REF 616.05 C97|
|Illustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health||REF 616.98 K67i|
|Atlas of Pathophysiology||REF 616.070222 A85|
|Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine||REF 617.1027 O25e|
|Dictionary of Sports Injuries and Disorders||REF 617.1027 P68d|
Two of the library’s databases allow you to do keyword searches across a large selection of high quality reference works online, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and directories. These works help you find topic overviews, statistics, images, maps, and more. Because they have full text online, you can access these materials any time using any computer.
Once you access the database, search on a keyword or phrase that corresponds to your topic. For example, if you are studying radio in World War II, you could enter radio World War II as your search.
|Gale Virtual Reference Library||Over 70 reference works|
|Oxford Reference Online Premium||Over 190 reference works published by Oxford University Press, including Oxford Companions, dictionaries, and encyclopedias|
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