Glossary: Reference Books


Reference books are things like dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, bibliographies, etc. They're resources that we use for quick look-up of specific information or for background reading.

We have a section in the Bata Library for Reference books on the Main (2nd) Floor. These books do not leave the library. In TOPCAT they have have location of Reference, and usually REF appears in the call number.

We also have Reference books that are e-books. Links to these resources can be found in TOPCAT, as well as on our E-Resources, Online Indexes and Databases, and Subject Guides pages.