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Reference Materials

Reference Collection

Reference materials that cover Ibero-American topics may be found in Memorial Library’s Reference Collection, room 262.

Items in the Reference Collection may only be used within the library. They do not circulate. However, you may photocopy or scan these items at many locations within Memorial Library.

If an item you find in the Library Catalog is located in the Reference Collection, this information will be displayed at the bottom of the record:


Reference Materials

Items within the Reference Collection tend to include:

  • Dictionaries (both language and topical)
  • Encyclopedias
  • Bibliographies (lists of resources on a specific topic)
  • Research handbooks and guides
  • Catalogs
  • Atlases and maps
  • Directories

Reference materials hold a wealth of statistical, governmental and background information. The items pertinent to our collection may be in English, Spanish or Portuguese.