Reference Sources

Ask A Librarian
Centenary community's source for reference help whether it is e-mailing a question or coming in to the library for personal chat.

CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A database of 209 encyclopedias and specialized e-book reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

LearningExpress Library
An interactive online learning platform of practice tests (GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, and MCAT) and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, both students and adult learners, succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Fill out the free registration form in order to access the materials.

Literati
A unique cross-referencing technology, Literati empowers librarians and delivers with authoritative answers to millions of researchers worldwide. Publisher and Subject Collections offer libraries deep reference content from over 1200 reference titles.

Bayou State Periodical Index
Bayou State Periodical Index contains 15,000 citations to articles in 73 periodicals, and covers 1985 to 2011.

Ready Reference
Web links to standard reference needs from acronyms to the weather.

Subject Guides
Information on materials by subject are in Magale Library's reference area, stacks call numbers, and periodicals. Also provided are web sites, electronic journals, electronic texts, and online associations to further research in each area.