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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Atlases, & more

Jump start your research, look up hard facts, find just the right word, and more...


The library's reference sources offer a wealth of authoritative information whether they are e-Books or in print format.

Follow the tabs along the top or click below to find:

Encyclopedias - Jump start your research with short articles from credible sources that are packed with information and are wonderful sources for background information.

Dictionaries - Discover the meaning of words or find information quickly because it's arranged alphabetically.

Atlases & Maps - Try another way to understand a topic by using visual sources like maps, charts, plates, etc.

Almanacs - Find hard facts quickly.

Featured Encyclopedias in the Library

Featured E-Reference Source


GVRL is a collection of authoritative encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research on a wide variety of topics.

Click on the links below to launch the e-Books. Remember if you're at home, you'll need to enter your MJC ID without the W and your six-digit birth date.

Featured GVRL Titles: