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Reference Sources  

A guide devoted to print and online reference sources at Musselman Library
Last Updated: Apr 11, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Reference sources take several forms here at Musselman Library. As it has for many years, the bulk of our print collection resides on the shelves in the Reading Room.


Increasingly reference titles now come in electronic format. For example, the World Book Encyclopedia is now accessible in the World Book Web database. Contemporary Authors is now integrated into the Literature Resource Center. Sometimes we have access to both the electronic and the print formats. For example, The Dictionary of Art is on the shelf and also a part of Oxford Art Online. In addition, many reference sources can be found in the OhioLINK Electronic Book Center.


Most of the titles in our hard copy reference collection can be checked out for three days. If you need a reference source that we don't have, it's possible that it can be borrowed through OhioLINK.


If you have any questions about a reference source, contact Paul L. Weaver, Reference Librarian,, or 419-358-3448.


Featured Reference Source (in print)

Our featured reference source is a three-volume set from Salem Press. Library Journal included this title in its list of Best Reference 2011. For the review, go to You can find this set in the Reading Room at the call number given below.


Featured Reference Source (electronic)

The third edition of this title can be accessed through the Library Catalog, via the OhioLINK eBook Center, or click on the link below.


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