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Reference Universe is a unique database that allows you to search article titles and/or back-of-the-book indexes for over 40,000 reference books (subject encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.). It is designed to assist you in finding the most relevant and authoritative reference works to begin or expand your research; a great tool when looking for background information or a topic overview. Contains leads to over 18 million citations from over 40,000 titles representing over 750 reference publishers. A small percentage of the titles are available in full-text.

Dates Covered

Updated regularly.

Print Counterpart

No print counterpart, but these two reference books also provide access to subject encyclopedias:

First Stop: The Master Index to Subject Encyclopedias
LOCKWOOD Reference Desk
CALL NUMBER: AE1 .F57 1989

Subject Encyclopedias: User Guide, Review Citations and Keyword Index
LOCKWOOD Reference Desk
CALL NUMBER: AE1 .M57 1999

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