Just the facts. Ready Reference Materials This presentation is courtesy ET 533 Grand Jct. Students! Summer, 2000. Ready Reference. Ready reference is about facts Answers to ready reference questions can be found in a dozen or so books commonly at the reference librarian’s disposal.
Basic reference facts published throughout the world each year. Sources for the odd query or peculiar fact.
Useful data and statistics related to countries, personalities, events, subject, etc.
Data and statistics of a given year
Reference sources for given fields of knowledge, with emphasis on established knowledge rather than recent advances
Indexing “who said what” is the role of the book of quotations.
Information from professional fields such as medicine and law written for the general consumer
To locate people, experts,and organizations through addresses, phone numbers, zip codes, titles, names etc.