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A Few Reference Books That May Be Useful
Reference books are useful for identifying people, places, events, dates, etc. Many articles in reference books include a bibliography of recommended sources. Here are just a few of the reference books that may be useful.
Start Here To Search for Books
When you know the title of the item you are seeking, the first step is to search by title in an online catalog.
BGSU Libraries Catalog
Indexes books, magazines and journals, videos, music, and electronic resources that are owned by BGSU.
OhioLINK Central Catalog
If BGSU doesn't own the book, try the OhioLINK Central Catalog. It contains the holdings of the libraries at more than 80 colleges and universities throughout Ohio. You can request OhioLINK books online and have them delivered in 2-4 days.
WorldCat is a database of the holdings of many libraries throughout North American and some other countries. If you identify a publication you want to borrow, you can use your Interlibrary Loan (ILL) account to request it.
Searching for E-Books
The library provides access to more than 55,000 books from a variety of sources. For information about ebooks, see the online guide to Ebooks.