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Reference Collection

The Reference Collection is a good place to find background information for a variety of topics. Many different types of materials are available in Reference: subject specific encyclopedias, literary criticism sources, statistical sources, handbooks, directories, business guides, test preparation books, and more.

Print reference materials can only be used in the Library. 

RMU Library also maintains several electronic reference subscriptions, including: 

Britannica Online

Credo Reference
Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of about 1200 published reference works.

Gale Virtual Reference Library   New!
Classic Gale Reference titles available through the Gale site in a searchable, browse-able user-friendly format.

Oxford Art Online  
Includes Grove Dictionary of Art and Benezit Dictionary of Artists


Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online


For information about Reference Services, refer to:
Public Services: Reference