Our collection of more than 120,000 resources features a strong non-fiction collection, as well as a reference collection covering all areas of knowledge. The Library has significant holdings by American and other English-language authors in American history, literary criticism, and poetry.
The Library's Research Center houses a number of research tools, including CD-ROM indexes and a periodicals collection (some of which date back to the 19th century) and bibliographic indexes. Over 200 current periodicals are available, ranging from weekly and monthly magazines on entertainment, the arts, and lifestyle issues, to specialty publications focusing on specific areas of business, politics, and science. The International Herald Tribune is available on microfilm from 1888 to present.
An extensive collection of reference books may be consulted in the Library, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, basic reference works in all fields, bibliographies, and periodical indexes.
We are also pleased to offer our members and users two leading digital content databases, JSTOR’s Arts & Sciences Collection and EBSCO’s MasterFile Premier, containing full-text articles from more than 2,500 periodicals - multiplying our current paper holdings by a factor of ten.
REFERENCE HELP DESK
The Reference Help Desk is staffed with librarians to help you with your questions. If you have a question about the Library or a question regarding the research you're doing, please ask us. We can help you to use our catalog and research center, refine your search so that you find more items on your topic, help you locate items in the building, and more. No question is too big or too small. Ask a Librarian!