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New Online: Locate Tests and Search Inside Reference Books

The UA Libraries have added new online resources we think you will find useful. Both can be found using the Libraries' Databases & Indexes page.

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Reference Universe essentially lets you "google" a collection of reference books. It serves as a master index to the contents of 10,000 subject encyclopedias and other reference works. This means you can enter a keyword search in Reference Universe and it will tell you the reference books which contain an entry on your topic. The results may link to the full text of entries in e-books owned by the Libraries, or the results may link to the Minerva catalog records for items we own in print.

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The main feature of the Testing and Education Reference Center is a comprehensive full text database of practice tests and study manuals, covering everything from GED and college entrance exams to civil service and military placement tests. Updated montly, the Testing and Education Reference Center also includes searchable databases on a variety of educational programs, including: specialty and career, graduate, undergraduate, international, and distance learning. You can set up a personal profile to access features such as a resume builder, scholarship search, and to find out which colleges and universities are recruiting in your field.

We hope you will try these additions to our online collection. We welcome any questions or opinions on these (or any) library resources. We're also happy to provide assistance and/or tips to help you use them. Leave a comment on this blog, drop by the Reference Desk, call 442-3691, or e-mail us.