A book designed by the arrangement and treatment of its subject matter to be consulted for specific information or facts, rather than to be read consecutively. Reference books cannot be checked out of the library, but you are welcome to use them while in the building. Sometime older editions of reference books are available in the stacks.
a book designed to be consulted for specific items of information, as a yearbook, atlas, or dictionary.
Materials such as encyclopedias, periodical indexes, bibliographies, handbooks, and directories. Since these materials are frequently used they cannot be checkout out.
A book designed to be used to find specific items of information, rather than read cover-to-cover. Reference books include dictionaries, concordances, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, and atlases. Reference books are usually shelved in a separate section known as the reference stacks, or may be available online. In most libraries, reference books may not be checked out because they are needed on a daily basis to answer questions at the reference desk.
An undersized, compressed, or "pocket" reference work designed for portability. Often more suited to an individual's private collection than a library's.
a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
a book a reader will use while reading another book, a book that does not need to be read at a stretch
a book that you can't take out of the library
a book you can't borrow
a work, such as a dictionary or encyclopedia, containing useful facts or information
These must be used in the library. They do not circulate. Typical reference books are dictionaries, encyclopaedias, manuals, almanacs, handbooks, and schedules.
A book that contains brief information about a subject.
Books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and directories, which are used to find specific information. Most reference books are shelved by Library of Congress call number in the reference stacks in the Reference Room. Reference books may not be checked out because they are needed on a daily basis to answer questions at the Reference Desk. Use the photocopiers for making copies of information in reference books. Please ask at the Reference Desk before taking a reference book out of the Reference Room for copying.
A book used to find specific information or general background information on a subject, often located in the library's Reference section. Reference books typically summarize or present "objective" information in an easily readable format. Because most people refer to these books as a source for specific information rather than reading them beginning to end, these books are not loaned. Dictionaries, almanacs, and encyclopedias are all reference books.
A book you may use to find information on specific facts rather than to read through. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs are all reference books. Reference books do not circulate.
A book that contains facts, statistics, biographical or bibliographical information, or in some way is a valuable tool for answering reference questions. These books are shelved apart from the rest of the collection, by LC classification system, and are not available to be checked out.
a book designed to be consulted to learn specific pieces of information rather than read in its entirety. Reference books contain facts, statistics, biographical information, and overviews of a subject area. These books may not be taken out of the library and are shelved separately from the rest of the collection.
A source used to identify pieces of information, i.e., dictionaries, encyclopedias and indexes, rather than to read all the way through.
A book, such as an encyclopaedia or a dictionary, used to obtain specific information.
A book containing facts, statistics, biographical information, or other such information so as to make it a valuable tool for answering reference questions. These books may not be taken out of the library and are shelved separately from the rest of the collection.
a book that you can use to find information; a book specially written to help with research
A book that provides facts, definitions, data, or summary of a topic. Types of books included as reference books are indexes, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, bibliographies, concordances, handbooks, manuals, etc.
a book designed to be consulted for specific pieces of information, rather than to be read from cover to cover. Reference Books include atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, and are restricted to in-library use.
A book designed to be consulted when authoritative information is needed, rather than read cover to cover. The category includes almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, biographical sources, catalogs, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, glossaries, handbooks, indexes, manuals, research guides, etc. In libraries, reference books are shelved in a separate section called the reference stacks and are not allowed to circulate because they are needed to answer questions at the reference desk.
A book designed by its arrangement and treatment to be consulted for definite terms of information rather than to be read consecutively, such as an almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, handbook, or yearbook. A reference book usually is restricted to use in the library building only; it does not circulate. Reference books in the University of Central Florida Libraries are marked with "REF" as part of the call number.
Books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, etc. which are referred to for information rather than intended to be read cover to cover. Reference books cannot be checked out, but photocopying is available. See also Subject encyclopedia. The library's Reference area is usually the best place to start research on a topic.
A book such as a dictionary, encyclopedia, or directory, that contains specific facts, data, or other brief bits of information. Most reference books may not be borrowed because they are needed on a daily basis to answer questions by reference librarians and library users.
A book, such as an encyclopedia or dictionary, used to obtain specific information quickly.
A reference book is one that is meant to be used inside the library. Unlike a circulating book, it cannot normally be checked out.
a book you may use to find information on a subject. Because most people refer to these books, but do not need to read them from beginning to end, these books do not circulate. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs are all reference books.
A book designed by the arrangement and treatment of its subject matter to be consulted for definite items of information/facts, rather than to be read consecutively; a book whose use is restricted to the library building or specific areas within the library.
A book limited to use within the Library, mainly because it is usually consulted for brief information. Examples are dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, almanacs, etc.
A book to which people often refer for brief information, but is not meant to be read cover-to-cover. These usually consist of general encyclopedias, handbooks, guides, directories, etc. See also Reference Collection.