Reference sources (encyclopedias, specialized dictionaries, etc.) are invaluable for defining key concepts, providing brief overviews of a subject and identifying major theories.
PRINT Reference books
Print Reference books are available for use in the library on the first floor in Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn (LAC) and on the second floor in Portland
ON-LINE Reference Books in URSUS
Reference ebooks can be accessed on or off-campus through URSUS. USM students have access to USM and UMS ebooks.
Heart. (2012). In Mosby's dictionary of medicine, nursing, & health professions. Retrieved from Credo Reference.
From the USM Library homepage, click on Databases A to Z or use a database below.
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