Reference Shelf

For subject specific reference books see:
Gale Virtual Reference Library (UC students and personnel only)
Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection (UC students and personnel only)
Credo Reference - formerly Xrefer Plus (UC students and personnel only)


Information Please


900 Famous Nebraskans
Who's Who in the Classical World (UC students and personnel only)


Value Line Investment Survey (UC students and personnel only)

Consumer Guides & Information

Household Products Database (National Institute of Health)
Internet Scambusters
Project Vote Smart


Acronym Finder
Behind the Name: Etymology and the History of First Names
Merriam-Webster Online
New Oxford American Dictionary (UC students and personnel only)
Oxford Dictionary of English (UC students and personnel only)
Oxford English Dictionary (UC students and personnel only)
Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (UC students and personnel only)
Terminology Collection


Anywho: Directory Assistance
Ne211: An Online Resource for Locating Help in Nebraska
United States Postal Service Zip Code Lookup


Encyclopaedia Britannica (UC students and personnel only)
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (UC students and personnel only)

Government Documents & Information

Code of Federal Regulations
EUROPA - Gateway to the European Union
Federal Register The U. S. Government's Official Web Portal
Government Gazettes Online (international government information)
GPO Monthly Catalog (OCLC FirstSearch - UC students and personnel only)
Guide to Nebraska State Agencies
Nebraska Public Documents
Project Vote Smart
Thomas: Legislatiave Information on the Internet
U.S. Code


Legal Information


Maps & Atlases

Atlas of Canada
Nebraska Gap Analysis Program
NebraskaView: Data & Maps

Publisher Information

Books in Print (UC students and faculty only)

    Journal Abbreviation Sources


    Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

    Scientific Tables

    International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology (UC students and personnel only)
    Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables (UC students and personnel only)
    Knovel Critical Tables (UC students and personnel only)
    PubChem (National Library of Medicine)
    Smithsonian Physical Tables (9th Revised Edition) (UC students and personnel only)


    Bureau of Labor Statistics
    County and City Data Book
    Easy Stats (local community data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau) Earth Resource System
    National Center for Charitable Statistics
    National Center for Education Statistics
    National Center for Health Statistics
    Population Reference Bureau
    State of the Cities Data Systems (HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research)
    Statistical Abstract of the United States
    Statistical Resources on the Web
    United Nations Statistics Division
    USA Counties
    U. S. Census Bureau

    For public opinion polls see: Communication: Journalism Subject Research Guide.

    Style Manuals

    HealthLinks: AMA Style Guide
    Associated Press Stylebook
    APA Style Tips
    Chicago Manual of Style Q & A
    MLA Style