The library has a service designed to help you find background or introductory information on your research topics.
Reference Universe allows you to search the library’s expensive specialized electronic and print reference collection in a much deeper way. Whereas library catalog searches offer title or subject heading access, Reference Universe searches the complete back-of-the-book indexes and article titles to over 16,000 reference works--then matches those to our local holdings. It offers a way to search the contents of the many specialized encyclopedias and other reference resources we offer. Give it a try! Access is available now (on campus) at http://refuniv.odyssi.com/