Library GraffitiScrawled shortcuts through the research maze…

“Libraries are full of hints to life’s great puzzles.”

–Avi Steinberg

Summon that Source!

Our new service searches nearly everything and then provides a variety of faceted limiters to let you pinpoint exactly the information you need.

Find it on the library’s main page:


Encyclopedia Britannica online:

The second-biggest encyclopedia on the Internet. Considered more accurate & definitely more prof-pleasing than Wikipedia, but just as easy to use.


Oxford English Dictionary online:

Your professor used a word that sounds like gobbledygook? Look it up here, in the definitive source for definitions and derivations in the English Language. (Newly added: squee, twerk, bitcoin, TL;DR, omnishambles, MOOC, street food…)


Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Need a sound byte, or want to know who said a famous phrase? Use

or check out the quotations books Reference PN6080 to PN 6084


Foreign Language Dictionaries

Find dictionaries in the Reference section (Level C) under these call numbers:

  • German: PF 3640     
  • Spanish: PC 4640        
  • Italian: PC 1640
  • French:  PC2640
  • English: PE 1625-PE1628

Credo Reference

Can you believe all the reference books you can search online here? Do a search on any topic, you’re bound to come up with useful facts:



Over 87,000 books that you can view on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Sign up for your own account to download books or save them on a bookshelf.


 * Warning: browsing reference books can be addictive!

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