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Reference Universe is a web-based research tool that contains complete indexes and a list of all articles in over 20,000 specialized encyclopedias and professional reference works. It can be used to: ensure that researchers can discover the best resources available when beginning the research process. search across all the specialized encyclopedias and scholarly compendia, both print and electronic, in the National Library of Education’s reference collection. National Library of Education

Index of this Tutorial:

Index of this Tutorial Basic Search Search Results Search Results: Catalog Record Search Results: Index Entries Search Results: Electronic eBooks eBooks: Full-Text National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov

Basic Search:

Basic Search National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov The opening page is a simple search bar. Simply type your search term, choose in which field you want Reference Universe to find that term, and click search. Click for video about basic search:

Search Results:

Search Results The search term “teacher evaluation” yielded 13 results. You can separate your results by print and online sources. Click on the title of the work to access the library’s catalog record . National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov Click “ view index entries ” to view the results within the work. Click for video about print sources:

Search Results: Catalog Record:

Search Results: Catalog Record All 8 volumes of the work are available in the library. National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov This is a reference resource, located on the plaza level of the library. If a book is listed as unavailable, we can still get it for you. Please ask us.

Search Results: Index Entries:

Search Results: Index Entries Notice that page numbers are listed. As this is a multiple volume text, the number before the colon is the volume number. National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov This is a list of all the results if you were applying your search term within the selected text. Volume 7, page 2454. TIP: Use this index to aid in locating relevant information when you get the actual volume Click the title to go to the library’s catalog record for the item.

Search Results: Electronic:

Search Results: Electronic Click “link to index entries” to view the search results within the work. Click on the title of the work to access the library’s catalog record (see below) . Click the triangular “URL” icon to access the eBook . National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov Click for video about online sources:

eBooks:

eBooks National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov The first thing you will see is the detailed record of the electronic book Click eBook Full Text to access the entire work. You can browse this work using the table of contents.

eBooks: Full-Text:

eBooks: Full-Text National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov Go directly to a certain page within the book by typing the page number and clicking “go.” NOTE: You can use the indexed entries list from your original search page for this purpose. You can directly search within the eBook using this tool. TIP : Hover your cursor over the icons to reveal each tool’s function. The search tool will bring up it’s own search box.

Questions?:

If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact us: call us at (202) 205-5015 email us at askalibrarian@ed.gov Questions? National Library of Education

Video: Basic Searching:

Video: Basic Searching National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov Click to return:

Video: Print Results:

Video: Print Results National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov Click to return:

Video: Online Results:

Video: Online Results National Library of Education askalibrarian@ed.gov Click to return:

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