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.

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Our library puts a lot of effort into selecting reference works to support our curriculum, and Reference Universe provides us with a means to integrate and provide access to these resources regardless of format
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