Want to trial Reference Universe: 1975-2018?


Trialing Reference Universe is a great way to discover all the content you already own but are not fully using.

Reference Universe is available through annual subscription or one-time payment for universities, colleges, research libraries, public libraries, and some high schools. Sign up below if you are a librarian, administrator, or educator interested in a 30-day trial of Reference Universe.

Reference Universe contains index level metadata to more than 50,00 Major Reference Works (subject encyclopedias, compendia and scholarly handbooks) from 1975-present.

This 37 million bits of major reference metadata are not found in any other service.

Through the customized Reference Holdings Profile*, you also have access to the Collection Analysis platform, allowing you to:

  • Analyze Usage on numerous levels.
  • See which e-book platforms get the most use.
  • Compare MRW holdings with peer institutions.

*For the trial period, your searches will be matched with a comparable library’s reference holdings. Upon subscription to Reference Universe, we will establish a more customized profile for your own library.

Setting up 30-day trial access to Reference Universe for your library is easy. All we need is your library’s IP address ranges. Please fill out the form below to start your trial.

Any order placed before the end of the trial is eligible for a 10% discount off the list price.


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