NOW ON TRIAL: Reference Universe

From October 15 through November 15, 2014, the University of California has system-wide trial access to Reference Universe.

Reference Universe is a unique finding aid, supporting index-level analysis of a library’s major reference works (e.g., subject encyclopedias, scholarly handbooks, and compendia).

All information regarding the UC system trial, including important details about the content being searched (note that this trial access uses the holdings profile of UCLA — not UC Berkeley) and the access link, can be found at

Some other things to note about this trial:
  • Use Firefox or Chrome – older versions of IE don’t seem to work well.
  • Try the “Show Non-Local Results” to get reference books not owned by UCLA.
Please give this product a look and direct your comments and questions to our local campus coordinator, Myrtis Cochran.