Reference Universe

Your Collection Illuminated

Reference Universe unlocks your own unique reference treasures and enhances the reference interview.

Let your collection do its job. Fulfill your library’s mission and experience the sense of accomplishment that comes from helping patrons connect with that perfect resource and other major reference works.

Find e-resources harmonized with print materials and make full use of all facets of your subject encyclopedias.

20m+ links to 45,000 subject encyclopedias, compendia & handbooks

All major e-reference publishers represented

E-book and legacy print collection


English-language coverage,1980 -present

Turn over all the right stones for users at any proficiency level.

A few of the publishers in Reference Universe

What Our Clients Say …

The combination of indexing and reference access is unparalleled… Reference Universe allows for discovery and rediscovery of worthy and outstanding content in reference collections that might otherwise be missed.

My advice is to subscribe to Reference Universe, use it, and teach its use regularly. Users will be amazed at the quantity and quality of information they can find at your reference collection!

Reference Universe has allowed the University of Maryland Libraries to maintain access to and awareness of useful reference titles during an extensive weeding project of our very large reference collection. Reference Universe offers one stop shopping for a collection that is now spread around the libraries and the Web.

New Interdisciplinary Discoveries

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