Answered By: Ian Fraser Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022
Reference: This term has three different meanings. 1. A service that helps people find needed information. 2. Sometimes "reference" refers to reference collections, such as encyclopedias, indexes, handbooks, directories, etc. 3. A citation to a work is also known as a reference.
This and other definitions of library terms come from the Association of College and Research Libraries' Multilingual Glossary for Today's Library Users