Ready Reference/ E Reference is a collection of books usually held at the Reference Desk in any library.
These resources are required for quick consultations. They reside permanently behind the desk and are
non-circulating.  Some general resources that make up Ready Reference are:

  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias
  • Indexes
  • Thesauri
  • Handbooks / Subject Handbooks
  • Other general Subject Material

In today’s online catalog, these same general texts could be found online. At Founders, we refer our users to Credo Reference, which is an online database of Ready Reference.