Study Abroad Resources: Reference Materials

Access library resources while you're abroad!

Online Reference Resources

Reference books are helpful starting places if you want:

  1. To browse for research ideas.
  2. Help with focusing your topic.
  3. General information about a topic, person, place, or an event.
  4. More resources that provide bibliographies – which will lead to additional books and articles to look at.

Online Reference Sources

Wikipedia isn't the only place to get quick background on a topic! Check out these reliable online reference collections offered through the library:

  • SAGE Reference - contains over 60 reference books in the social sciences
  • Credo Reference - contains over 500 reference books in multiple disciplines

Or, browse through a listing of Online Resources by Subject

Online Reference Resources

Reference books are helpful starting places if you want:

  • General information about a topic, person, plance, or an event
  • To browse for research ideas.
  • Help with focusing your topic.
  • More resources that provide bibliographies – which will lead to additional books and articles to look at.

You probably know some reference sources already (dictionaries, Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Brittanica, IMDB), but the library also gives you access to more academic reference sources, including subject-specific resources that include bibliographies.

Some Key Online Reference Resources: