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Reference Books & Databases

Highlights the STLCC Reference book collections, both online and in print in the campus libraries.

STLCC Reference Collection

Reference sources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other books, websites, or databases that contain information that is meant to be "looked up" (or referred to) rather than read in depth. They are great places to get broad overviews and background information to start a research project, and to look up facts and historical information. STLCC Libraries keep print reference books in a separate Reference section of each campus library, but have many more available online either as individual e-books or through our database subscriptions. Use this guide to find articles from general or specialized subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, chronologies, and other reference sources.

Reference books online (by subscription through STLCC)

These are collections of reference books as e-books:

These are individual (or a few closely related) reference books. Most are fully searchable as databases, some with enhanced with additional resources and features not available in the print version of the book. 

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000