Reference



The Reference Unit has a vast collection composed of the standard reference books such as:

  • Dictionaries- give information about words, spelling, pronunciation, derivation, usage, meanings, syllabication current status, synonyms, antonyms, historical information, etc.
  • Encyclopedias- provide background information in all field of knowledge.
  • Geographical Sources- are described as tools that provide information about geography, like the atlases, maps, gazetteers, and guide books.
  • Yearbooks and Almanacs-n yearbooks are annual compendium of dates and statistics of a given year. While almanacs are annual publication of statistics and other information which be inevitably cover information of the previous years.
  • Biographical Sources- contain biographical sketches of factual information about the lives of persons arranges alphabetically by surname.
  • Handbooks- are handy reference sources that provide miscellaneous information about specific area of interest or topic.
  • Manuals- sources that contain instructions on how to do any activity.
  • Directories- are lists of names of persons, or organizations usually arranged in alphabetical order which provide information such as addresses, telephone numbers, etc.
  • Indexes- indicate where to look for information.

Vertical file consists of pamphlets and maps, these materials came from different sources as complimentary sources.

Reviewers for CPA, Nursing and other exams are also available in the section.

These important materials are strictly for “room use only” but can be photocopied upon the approval of the Librarian-in-Charge.