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This guide will help you use the Reference material in the library and find links to general directories and sources not covered in other guides.


Welcome to the Florida State University Libraries guide to help you use Reference resources and locate quick information on a variety on subjects.  Use the tabs across the top of the page to find Reference sources and information available from FSU Libraries and on the Internet.

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Reference Collection

The print Reference Collection in Strozier Library is located in compact shelving on the ground floor. For the most part, this collection is for library use only. It contains specialized and general dictionaries, encyclopedias, guides, handbooks, bibliographies and other material that is usually used to consult to find specific information or to provide subject specific background information. It covers material in the humanities, including religion, philosophy, language, literature, art, and history, and the social sciences including psychology, sociology, political science, social work, economics, geography and education materials.The collection is shelved in the Library of Congress classification call number scheme, which is also used for the general collection. A guide to this classification scheme is available on the Library of Congress website. All material in this collection is in our online catalog. You can search for material from this collection by using the advanced search screen and Strozier, Reference as a location.

Martindale's "The Reference Desk"
Quick online site for Reference Topics

Online site for quick information.
Quick online site for Reference Topics

Library of Congress Virtual Reference Shelf

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