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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.
Field Guides in the UNCA collection include:
Audubon Society Field Guide series
Guides to butterflies, fossils, insects/spiders, mushrooms, reptiles/amphibians, and seashells of North America
Peterson field guide series
Guides to coral reefs, ferns, mammals, herbs/medicinal plants, butterflies, and birds of North America.
A field guide to the trees and shrubs of the southern Appalachians
GENERAL QK122.3 .S88 1994
National Geographic complete birds of North America
GENERAL QL682 .N38 2006
JSTOR Plant Science
Resource for specimens, taxonomy and other materials.
Credo Reference: Science
Various reference titles available online, including The Collins Dictionary of Biology, The Encyclopedia of Insects, Keywords and Concepts in Evolutionary Developmental Biology and more.
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.