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Finding Information in Online Reference Books

Online reference books are really useful if you're still working on narrowing down your topic, or need background information. All of the sources that are compiled in the databases listed below are print books that have been digitized and put in a searchable format. They contain information that is similar to the information you'd find on Wikipedia, but it's a bit more reliable because it cannot be edited by users. 

Finding Books at Other Libraries


If the book you need isn't available at EMU, try requesting from MeLCat - more info.
Books often arrive in about a week.

ILLiad Interlibrary Loan

For books not found in MeLCat, try ILLiad - more info.
Books usually take at least two weeks.

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First Year Experience & Children's Literature Librarian

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Sarah Fabian
I am on sabbatical for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please contact Bob Stevens (rsteven5@emich.edu) for questions related to Children's Literature and Suzanne Gray (sgray17@emich.edu) for questions related to First Year Writing.