Reference Services

Printed Reference Works

Printed reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias and directories are available on the shelves in the Drill Hall Library and are listed on the library catalogue. Some useful reference works for Social Science are:

Marshall, G., (1998) A dictionary of sociology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Shelfmark: 301.03/DIC

Mort, D., (2003) Understanding statistics and market research data. London: Europa. Shelfmark: 300.72/MOR

Using Electronic Reference Services

There are several electronic reference services useful for Social Science. You can see the whole range on the Reference Services web page, this gives access to online dictionaries, encyclopedias, UK telephone directory services and maps.

Useful electronic reference services for Social Science include:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Oxford Reference Online - a large collection of subject dictionaries and guides
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