LibrarySearch offers a streamlined interface for finding books and other media that combines the collections of UO Libraries and Summit libraries.
If you're unsure where to start, hover over the (i) to learn more information about each database. If you're still not sure, contact a librarian for help!
Here is a brief selection of the many reference sources available in the library. For information about each title, hover your mouse over the (i) for more information. See also: Step 2: Find Background Information for other general reference resources and guidance.
We have access to many additional encyclopedias both online and in print, so be sure to also search the library catalog for additional resources. The above are just a few options with very broad coverage by topic - but we also have more focused options such as encyclopedias of specific groups of people in the United States and beyond, the literature of specific groups of people, of LGBTQUIA2S+ topics, and more.