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General Reference at Princeton University Library

This is a guide to general reference sources at Princeton University Library.


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Resources in this LibGuide

The resources collected here are online general reference resources, many freely available on the web. For more specific topics please consult the libraries' research guides. See also an open content guide for free scholarly resources by subject. Princeton-affiliated researchers have access to thousands of other databases which you can view here. Physical copies of a variety of reference materials are available at all of Princeton University's Libraries, please check with a staff member upon your arrival or consult the library home page. 

You can also contact a subject specialist if you need more in-depth help with your research.

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General Reference Databases

Access to each of the resources above requires Princeton University affiliation. 

Encyclopedias, Almanacs & Related Works

Access to each of the resources above requires Princeton University affiliation.

English Language Dictionaries, Thesauri & Related Works

Foreign Language Dictionaries & Translation Sites