Reference Collection

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Northwestern University Library maintains an extensive collection of online and print reference materials to support research in the fields of the social sciences, humanities, history, and business. These resources include subject bibliographies, dictionaries, indexes to scholarly resources, general and specialized encyclopedias, directories, citation manuals, catalogs of library and museum collections, atlases and more.

Guide to Reference Materials

Online Reference Materials

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