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Reference works (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Reference works
Used for/see from:
  • Reference books
  • Reference materials
  • Reference resources
See also:

Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 28, 2014 (reference book: A book designed to be consulted when authoritative information is needed, rather than read cover to cover. Reference books often consist of a series of signed or unsigned "entries" listed alphabetically under headwords or headings, or in some other arrangement (classified, numeric, etc.). The category includes almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, biographical sources, catalogs, concordances, dictionaries, directories, discographies and filmographies, encyclopedias, glossaries, handbooks, indexes, manuals, research guides, union lists, yearbooks, etc., whether published commercially or as government documents; reference source: Any publication from which authoritative information can be obtained, including but not limited to reference books, catalog records, printed indexes and abstracting services, and bibliographic databases.)

Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, July 28, 2014 (Reference works. Scope Note: Gathering term; do not use; index under a narrower term.)

ERIC thesaurus, via WWW, July 28, 2014 (Reference Materials. Scope Note: Materials compiled to supply definite pieces of information of varying extent, and intended to be referred to for brief consultations. UF Discographies; Library Reference Materials; Phonograph Record Lists; Reference Books; Thesauri. BT Publications. NT Anthologies; Atlases; Bibliographies; Citations (References); Dictionaries; Directories; Encyclopedias; Filmographies; Guides; Indexes; Yearbooks)

Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004: p. 69 (reference book: book to be consulted for information)

LCSH (Reference books. BT Books; Reference sources; Reference sources. UF Reference materials; Reference resources. BT Information resources)

Works intended primarily for consultation rather than for consecutive reading.