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Reference Desk

Contact 212.220.8139

“The Reference Desk is staffed by librarians who provide research help. This may include help with databases, how to use the library catalog, how to begin research, or how to use the reference collection.”


Head of Reference

Prof. Dorothea Coiffe
Room S410B
212.220.1444


Print Collection

The reference collection includes almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, bilingual dictionaries, biographical sources, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and indexes, that can only be used in the library. It provides informative and useful facts on a given topic.

Electronic Collection

Like print, electronic reference gives informative and useful facts. It may also include almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, in the form of an article in an ebook, as well as articles in a electronic journal.