The Print Reference section is on the 2nd Floor of the Vanderbilt Building on the outside wall of College Advising.
Reference books are included in our library catalog. To search for reference books combine the word Reference with your subject search. Here are some examples:
Reference call numbers (on spine of book) will look like this:
Here are three great resources from other Institutions. (Why re-invent the wheel?)
When searching the web for statistics it is good to include one of these terms:
What is reference? Think for a moment about how you use Wikipedia. That is modern-day internet-enabled reference. Asking Google or Siri a question on your tablet or phone, that is also reference. And obviously, web searching could be considered consulting reference. If you think about it, you are consulting reference sources all the time. You just never called it reference. There may be some Librarians who do not agree with this philosophy but I maintain that its important to acknowledge the massive change in information environments and realize that quick reference has become the domain of the everyday person with a cell phone.
Before the internet, only Librarians and library super-users had access to convenient reference - mostly as print resources. The reference section of our library consists of the following kinds of information:
...and includes the following types of books:
Traditional reference still can be very helpful as well as an authoritative source of information. Ask your librarian for help.