Reference resources are tools that can help you find background information on a topic. At DeWitt, we have both a print collection and several electronic collections for your use. Our print collection is located on the first floor of DeWitt Library.

Search the Print Reference Collection

To view the entire collection, enter an asterisk (*) in the search field, then click the search button.


View our Electronic Reference Collections

Below are two electronic collections of encyclopedias; we recommend trying both for your topic since they search completely different bodies of information.

  • Oxford English Dictionary
    The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium.
  • Oxford Dictionaries
    An online language dictionary product covering Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.