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Library Catalog This link opens in a new window
Search our library catalog (aka OneSearch) for all types of sources. It combines results from many of our databases. (Ex Libris)
OneSearch This link opens in a new window
Use this discovery tool to search most of the University Libraries' collections, including books, journal articles, newspapers, dissertations, music, and video recordings. (Ex Libris)
Reference Sources @ Boatwright
Welcome to the Reference & Background Sources Guide. The tabs above link to UR resources and websites to help you find quick reference and/or background information.
For SUBJECT specific reference sources, such as an Encyclopedia of Dance or Education-- check out the Subject Guides under Finding Information or from the top search bar above.
Be sure to ask a librarian if you don't find what you need on these pages!
Background ~ Learning about a Topic
Very Short Introductions This link opens in a new window
Search for concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. These short books are written by experts in the field and cover everything from Vatican II to the Civil Rights Movement to Medical Ethics. Note: Only 5 users may access this database at one time. (Oxford)
Cambridge Companions Online This link opens in a new window
Search these ebooks for essays that provide an introduction to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods. Subjects covered include Africana studies, anthropology, classical studies, English and literature, music, philosophy, and religious studies. (Cambridge)