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How to Find Reference Books: Searching

Searching for Specific Reference Books

If you know a specific title of a reference book, you may use Research@UWW to search for it. If you do not have a specific title in mind, use Reference Universe to find encyclopedia articles on your topic.

Using Reference Universe to Find Reference Books

Reference Universe will point you to exact volumes and pages of reference materials in the Andersen Library. Most of the titles are part of the 2nd floor Reference Collection, but you may find titles in the 3rd floor Main Collection or online.

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