Writing 1340 (Summer 2017): Find More Reference Sources

Library Research Guide for Wendy Jones' class

Find more reference encyclopedias

From the home page, select Catalog, just below the home page search window.


Next, select the Advanced Search.


Use the pull-down menus to search by [phrase] or to search [any] of the terms entered

*In reference works, "dictionary" also describes an encyclopedia whose entries are organized alphabetically.

This search below looks for the phrase "animal rights" and dictionary OR "animal rights" and encyclopedia.

Locating in the library stacks

In Olin and Uris, look for the map to the stacks posted next to the elevators and stairwells.

Olin Library houses call numbers A - P
Uris Library houses call numbers Q - Z

Each floor houses double-oversize (call number ++), oversize (call number+) and regular size books. Check your call number and then check the floor map at the head of each floor.

++ call number ranges have green labels at the end of each row.

+ call number ranges have pink labels at the end of each row.

Regular size have white labels at the end of each row.

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