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Reference Sources

Find articles on your topic in these online resources to get a quick overview and background.

Credo Reference

Oxford Reference

Britannica Online

You can also find reference sources in our print collection by searching WISE (see box to the left, or go to the library home page).  TIP:  you will need to search broadly to find a print reference source that includes your topic ("authors"; "literature"; etc.)


By searching WISE, you will find all the books, videos and other library resources that are owned by Westminster College.  NOTE:  videos are stored in A/V.


  • If your search gets too few results, use broader search terms.
  • If your search gets too many results, use more specific search terms.
  • Don't judge a book just by its title:  you may find valuable information for your research in just one of the chapters of a book or perhaps just a few paragraphs.  WISE sometimes lists a book's table of contents; you can also simply go to the shelf and browse through it to determine if it contains information of use to your research.
  • SUBJECT HEADINGS:  On the right side of an item's result screen, near the top, is a section titled "More like this".  There you will find a list of subjects that experts have associated with the item you're looking at.  By clicking on one of these subjects, WISE will bring up a list of all books that it can find which have also been associated (or "tagged") with that subject.  This is a very useful tool!