Subject-relevant reference materials in every location
Start at the reference desk
Every library at Dalhousie has a staffed reference desk with key subject-relevant printed reference materials nearby.
Killam Memorial Library
Reference materials (REFDESK) are located on the shelves next to the reference desk. The Killam also has designated rooms for print reference materials:
J.J. Stewart Room
The J.J. Stewart Room of the Learning Commons South, on the main floor of the Killam Library, houses most of the library’s print reference books (REF) in the Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Business/Management.
A small reference collection of thematic and repertoire catalogues is maintained in the Music Collection on the 5th floor.
Archives and Special Collections
The Archives and Special Collections maintains a reference collection of university archival records, including:
- Calendars and convocation programs
- Dalhousie Gazette
- University reports and other records that document the history of the university.
Most of the major archival collection areas (e.g., theatre, shipping history) also have reference collections of primary sources.
Contact your subject librarian to inquire about specific research collections.