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This section lists indexes, encyclopedias, and other reference sources that are only available in print. The entries here will include the location and call number for the material, and any special notes for use.

Print indexes cover older material or material not indexed in electronic databases. They are essential if you are doing comprehensive research on a topic. Print indexes may be located using Addison, the library catalog. Find print indexes using the advanced search screen. Change the first search box to type Subject and enter indexes. Enter topic keywords or subjects in the second search box. Print indexes will often be found in a reference collection (two in Newman, others in branch libraries) unless duplicated by an online database.

While we regularly add online versions of subject-encyclopedias and similar reference sources, we still have many of these valuable tools in print. These lists include ones regular used and referred to by subject librarians. You can find other in Addison, using the advanced search screen. Change the first search box to type Subject and enter one of the following: encyclopedia, dictionaries, or handbook. Enter topic keywords or subjects in the second search box. Print reference sources will often be found in a reference collection (two in Newman, others in branch libraries).




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This search box finds library databases by their titles and descriptions. It does not search for articles within databases. Keyword searches won't work here. (If you don't know which database to use, try one of the links listed below.)


Newman Library spring hours

Sun: Open 9:00am*
Mon-Thu: Open 24 hours*
Fri: Close 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.

Current semester hours

Art + Architecture Library spring hours

Sun: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center spring hours

Sun: Closed
Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library spring hours

Sun: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Current semester hours