This selection of reference works at Wardman
Library is an addendum to the bibliography prepared by Professor
Furman-Adams for WRW (below). For more general sources, please be sure to check
the early modern encyclopedias and dictionaries listed on the Reference works page of the English language and literature LibGuide.
Remember that these reference works should be utilized at the beginning of a project in order to guide subsequent research questions. Generally, although reference works should be listed in a "works consulted" list, they are not considered works worthy of citation, but will lead a researcher to appropriate secondary and primary sources that are.