Reference books supply background material or an introduction to the topic in addition to factual information on the subject. The reference books listed present both the history and beliefs of denominations.
Almanacs - "a. usually annual publication containing statistical, tabular, and general information." Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1991.
Encyclopedia - "a work that contains information on all brnches ofknowlege or trates comprehensively a particular branch of knowlevert usually in articles arranged alphabetically often by subject." Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1991.
Gazetteer - "Dictionary or encyclopedia listing alphabetically the names of places, political divisions, and physical features of the earth and giving some information about each." Columbia Encyclopedia, 2003.
Welcome to the Reference Department at the Mack Library
Reference resources provide a world of information for the library patron! This unique collection contains both general and specialized factual works that provide the foundation for further research. Furthermore, reference books offer descriptive backgrounds for many topics.
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In our Reference collection you will find many types of resources, including: