Our online reference collection has grown over the past few years. The Research & Instruction Staff have been monitoring use of our reference collection and planning for the future. We have been collecting online reference materials for example Oxford Reference Online, Machinery’s Handbook within Knovel, Kirk-Othmer and many more ebook accessible anywhere, anytime for WPI on or off campus network users.
Specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs and other traditional reference print materials are becoming less frequently used. So over the summer library staff mobilized forces to integrate most of our reference books into the general library book collection on the 1st and 3rd floors. We will maintain a small print ready reference area with heavily-used titles such as the building codes, ASTM standards which at this point are not economically viable for online purchase.
Discover both print and electronic references materials, as always, by searching the WPI online library catalog.