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How Do I Find

Looking for an encyclopaedia or dictionary?

There are a few ways you can find Encyclopedias and Dictionaries at Notre Dame Libraries.

  • Search for a topic in Summon and tick the Reference box under Content Type.
  • For subject-specific online reference materials, visit the Subject Guides and look for the eReference tab at the top.  Not all subject guides have this tab, but many do.
  • Browse the full list of the Library’s eResources and look for the eReference icon  
  • Looking for a general source? Try Credo Reference which is a database of articles from hundreds of encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other reference sources.
  • Visit your library and ask about reference materials in print.

Further assistance

  • Problems accessing content? Try the Library’s online FAQ service AskUs
  • Talk with a staff member at your library’s reference/information desk
  • Email your Liaison Librarian to arrange an appointment for individual or group assistance