Reference works are encyclopeadias and dictionaries, i.e. fact-based works with relatively short entries dealing with one or more subjects. Usually they are arranged alphabetically or by theme.
Electronic reference works
Typically, reference works concern a specific subject or discipline. The subject is covered extensively by short entries for the purpose of providing the reader with an overview of the field. The term reference work covers encyclopedias, bibliographies, introductions, readers, handbooks, dictionaries etc.
The university library has compiled a list of approx. 200 e-reference works within a wide range of academic disciplines. The list is not exhaustive, and is arranged according to subject. The list is updated on a regular basis and can be accessed here.
Dictionaries come in handy in many different situations: Spelling, pronunciation, meaning, translation, etymology, idioms, dialects, technical terms etc.
The university library purchases dicionaries on a regular basis within various languages and disciplines. Like all other types of material, dictionaries are indexed in the Primo database. Try a search for e.g. "medical dictionary" and see what is available.
Also Primo contains online dictionaries that can be accessed from any location, as long as you have an AAU e-mail and password.
Remember to log in via the library's homepage - if you do not, you will not be granted access!
All reference works and dictionaries - printed and electronic - are indexed and searchable in the library's search engine Primo.
Use the right terms when you search
Use search terms such as reference work, encyclopeadia, dictionary, handbook or companion when you search for this type of material, and try combining it with your subject: E.g. dictionary AND feminism.