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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Using Reference Resources
A reference source is a compendium of authoritative information, compiled for ease of use.
Reference materials include
- subject or general encyclopedias, dictionaries and thesauri
- biographical compilations
Reference materials may be found on our main floor to the left of the Research Services Desk as well as online.
Key Reference Titles
Statistical Abstract of the United States -U.S. Census Bureau
An authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States from 1878 to 2012. Followed by Statistical Abstract of the United States -ProQuest. This edition also available on CD-ROM in the library.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
30 Reference books and Encyclopedias in Religion, History, Philosophy, and more.
Resource discontinued as of 12/31/2017.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help accessing alternate resources.
Historical Statistics of the United States
A standard source for the quantitative facts of American history covering topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America. Download, manipulate and customize data.