An excellent starting place for many research questions. Search a large collection of reliable, published reference books and specialized multi-volume encyclopedias in many subject areas. You can search all the books at once or focus on a specific title.
The Library's collection of reference books from the Oxford University Press. Emphasizes the arts and humanities, including painting, sculpture, theatre, music, dance, language, and history. Search many books at once, or search them individually. NOTE: look for cover images in your search results. Those are our reference books. The "Overview Pages" sometimes link back to sources beyond our collection. If you see a dollar sign or a lock symbol on an Overview Page, it means the source is NOT accessible.