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Reference Department


The Reference Department is open the same hours as the rest of the library. A Reference Librarian is available at the lobby reference desk whenever the library is open. The reference department contains all government documents not cataloged as books or treated as periodicals. Below "QUICK REFERENCE" additional on-line reference sources are listed in alphabetical catagories. Multiple location are given in case one source is unavailable.
QUICK REFERENCE
VIRTUAL REFERENCE SHELF compiled by the Library of Congress;
ALL in One Desk Reference- Freeality
Dictionaries various Thesaurus Words Quotations
ALMANACS | BIOGRAPHY | CITATIONS | CONSUMER INFORMATION | ENCYCLOPEDIA | JOBS/CAREERS | HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY & GENEALOGY | LAW & LEGISLATION | LITERATURE | MAPS | PERIODICALS-ONLINE | SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY | STATISTICS

Reference ebook: Infotrac Gale Virtual Reference Library access through link at left, if offcampus use library barcode as password.
  • Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, 3rd ed., 2009, 4 volumes

ALMANACS
BIOGRAPHY
  • Biography Dictionary
  • Biography Channel's Search Page commerical site with links to tv schedules. Over 25,000 entries by name, keyword, subject category (scientist). Brief entries, can be a starting point with birth/death dates for longer reports.
  • Biography-center (some links require signin) advertisements
  • People from InfoPlease
  • additional subject biographies will be add on the homework page under pathfinders-subjects (4/10/02)
CITATIONS
CONSUMER INFORMATION
ENCYCLOPEDIA
JOBS/CAREERS
HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY & GENEALOGY
  • Important Documents in American History can be found fulltext by searching Ebscohost with the journal title "Essential Documents in American History", remember to enter an additional word/term in the search box. The periodical includes speechs, treaties, declarations, court decisions, etc.
  • Country Studies from Library of Congress, gives profile of the nation, people, economy, etc and their history.
  • WV History Database
  • Cyndi's List
  • RootsWeb
LAW & LEGISLATION
LITERATURE
MAPS
PERIODICALS-ONLINE
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICS

Book Catalog (Chameleon Gateway) Government Documents Online Indexes with FullText
Periodical Holdings List other WV Library Catalogs SearchEngines
Interlibrary Loan Homework
WVSU Home Page Library instruction: student or faculty

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