On this page you will find a list of key reference books that provide a general overview of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include references and lists of further readings and are a great resource to turn to when you need background information or are brainstorming ideas for further research.
For e-books, try the EBL Ebook Collection.
The library now has over 15,000 e-books as part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance's Demand Driven Acquisitions Project. Access to EBL is limited to current students, staff, and faculty of Willamette.
EBSCOhost eBooks is a collection of over 4,700 online books with subject strengths in reference, computer science and the Northwest.
It also includes books from regional university presses and Choice Outstanding Academic Titles.
Note: At this time the only way to read the EBSCOhost e-books is in their viewer.
Listed below are the letters and titles of the main classes of the Library of Congress Classification. Click on any class to view an outline of its subclasses in an interactive PDF format. This list is based on the Library of Congress Classification Outline.