Reference sources are useful when you need to find an overview or summary of your topic. Reference sources like encyclopedias and handbooks can help you narrow the focus of your topic, identify keywords, and may include lists of more in-depth sources.
Print reference sources are located behind the Research Assistance desk on the 2nd floor of the library.
Use the Kraemer Library Catalog to find books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming movies, CDs, and streaming music owned by the library. You cannot find articles in the catalog! Need articles for your assignment? Search in a database.
Is our copy of a book checked out? Not enough books about your research topic at UCCS?
Use Prospector to search the catalogs of other libraries in Colorado! If an item you want is available, place a request and it will be delivered to Kraemer Family Library. You'll get an email when the item arrives.
To find a print book, first identify the correct section of the library by checking the location of the book. Most books are in the "Main Collection" which is on the 3rd floor.
Reading LC Call Numbers
If you are unable to locate the book or the book is missing, ask for help at the Circulation Desk.