The Library Search is your gateway to discover books, journal articles, and much more at Temple University Libraries. Additional information can be found in our Library Search FAQ's.
Reference works, i.e. encyclopedias and dictionaries, are an excellent source of facts, dates, events, biographies, explanations, surveys, bibliographies, and general overviews. Use these to start your research or for quick answers to satisfy your curiosity. You can use these as an alternative to Wikipedia.