Reference Collection

The reference collection contains general and specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, guides, handbooks, and statistical compilations pertinent to the field of education.  Materials are available in both print and electronic formats.

Available to

  • UW-Madison School of Education faculty, staff, and students
  • UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students
  • UW-System faculty, staff, and students
  • PK12 community
  • Guests of the UW-Madison School of Education


  • Valid UW-Madison ID, UW-campus ID, UW-Madison Courtesy Card, or UW-Madison Annual Fee Card is required to check out items from this collection
  • Loan period is 3 days
  • Subject to MERIT Collection Loan Policy


  • While a UW-Madison Annual Fee Card  may be required to borrow these materials, there is no per-check out fee for this service