Reference Books

Reference books are located on the first floor of the library. Although they do not circulate, they do provide information on an author and/or citations of where to find information on an author and his or her specific works.

Particularly helpful are:

Available both in print and online versions are:

Bibliographies of specific authors are also found in the Reference area.

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Maxwell Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System. To locate your book in the General Collection look at the first letter of the call number. If it begins with the letter A-L, it will be on the second floor. If it starts with the letters M-Z, it will be on the third floor. Reference Books and periodicals are located on the first floor and may not be checked out.

Finding E-Reference Books

Maxwell Library provides access to thousands of e-books, which can be located in a general MaxSearch as well as through specific databases, such as the following: