Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks , guides, technical standards, etc. can be found in the Library. These reference materials help define terminology and provide a context for the subject area. Background reading can help you choose a specific topic to pursue for your research. Reference materials are for library use only and cannot be checked out.
To search Reference Books only, go to the METU Library Web Catalog. Type in your search terms in the boxes provided and instead of "View Entire Collection", select "Main Library Reference Collection."
There is also a list of the Library reference books at Reference Books on Civil Engineering