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.

A virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information.

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.

Library Index to Internet
The Librarians' Index to the Internet (LII) is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 8,300 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries. LII is meant to be used by both librarians and non-librarians as a reliable and efficient guide to described and evaluated Internet resources.

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.

Louisiana Periodicals 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.