Reference works are a good source to go to find out background information on a topic or to look up a quick fact. This page will combine both online and print reference works. Most of the print reference works will be located on the ground floor of King, in the IMC.
Print reference books related to the study of Linguistics are on the ground floor of King, in the IMC.
Here are a couple of basic titles that you might find helpful:
Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics edited by Keith Brown. P29 .E48 2006
Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary edited by Christian Kay. Two volumes. PE1591 .H55 2009
Key Terms in Linguistics by Howard Jackson. P29.5 .J33 2007
The Routledge Concise Compendium of the World's Languages by George L. Campbell and Gareth King. P371 .C37 2011
The Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia edited by Kirsten Malmkjaer. P29 .R67 2010
World Atlas of Language Structures by Martin Haspelmath. P143 .W67 2005 Atlas stand