Reference Universe

Your Collection Illuminated SM

Your scholarly encyclopedias are underutilized …

Major reference works (scholarly encyclopedias; compendia; handbooks) are designed to assist the novice as well as non-specialist researcher in gaining a reliable foothold on a topic. Maintaining such a collection within libraries, and having it sufficiently used, has shown themselves to be separate issues.  What was needed was a unified service to identify the best electronic and print introductory content for serious research.

The Solution: Reference Universe.

Reference Universe includes data not contained in any other serviceand is designed to illuminate your library’s carefully-crafted collection at the deepest possible level.  It contains dense metadata to over 45,000 electronic and print encyclopedia, unlocking previously overlooked content, expanding the boundaries and opening up new pathways of research.

Dallas County Community Colleges
Reference Universe is what we had been waiting for–a vast  index to our reference collection that would help us zero in on articles needed for student projects.
Dallas County Community Colleges

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