reference work

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Noun1.reference work - a book to which you can refer for authoritative factsreference work - a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
cookbook, cookery book - a book of recipes and cooking directions
instruction book - a book of directions for using or operating some piece of equipment
source book - a collection of historically important documents published together as a book
wordbook - a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)
enchiridion, handbook, vade mecum - a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
directory - an alphabetical list of names and addresses
yearly, annual, yearbook - a reference book that is published regularly once every year
book of maps, map collection, atlas - a collection of maps in book form
cyclopaedia, cyclopedia, encyclopaedia, encyclopedia - a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
References in classic literature ?
Could I find my way back to the prospector with its priceless freight of books, firearms, ammunition, scien-tific instruments, and still more books--its great library of reference works upon every conceivable branch of ap-plied sciences?
With immediate effect Rieter is providing the entire multi-volume reference work with practical focus on the technology of short-staple spinning as a free download on its website.
Khare's 5th reference work, "The Dictionary of Synonyms: Indian Medicinal Plants," on 9th April at 10 Rajaji Marg, New Delhi, observed: " Tulsi, tulip and roses are known by their common names.
Now available in a newly updated and expanded third edition, the "MLA Style Manual: And Guide to Scholarly Publishing" is their thoroughly comprehensive and 'user friendly' guide for publishing a useful reference that will be especially appreciated by those new to publishing and an indispensable reference for anyone needing a reference work on publishing standards.
The new volume is the successor to the American Library Association's reference work, "Books for College Libraries," which was also developed by "Choice" and was last published in its third edition in 1988.
A core reference work for professional and academic library reference collections, Marine Life Of The Pacific Northwest is very strongly recommended for all marine-savvy explorers of the Pacific Northwest area.
The reference work will be available in a three-volume print edition and through electronic subscription.
A solid reference work that should be available to anyone with MS, carers, and others working in the field.
From modern sixguns to antiques, the single-volume sourcebook SINGLE ACTION SIXGUNS: THE DEFINITIVE, FULLY ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE WORK covers everything in an illustrated guide and is a 'must' for gun collectors and hobbyists.
Now in a newly updated and expanded third edition, Peter Birren's Objects In The Heavens is an ideal combination of field book, notebook, and reference work for student and amateur astronomers engaged in "real-world" viewing of the night sky.
Overall, a wonder of a reference work at a small price.
Although I am never at a loss for words, I found the act of editing an article in a reference work of this magnitude to be awe-inspiring.