Summon, our Web Scale Discovery software, allows you to easily find content in e-Reference books. It does not cover ALL our e-Reference books, but most are covered.
The box above allows you to search Summon for only reference material. You may want to add further filters, such as date and discipline (look at the left hand column). Remember that you will turn up both kinds of reference article, the short kind and the more detailed kind. Also in some cases you will not be directed to the specific article, but rather to the homepage of the reference book. Just search the topic you want (it will be on the sidebar to the right) and you will find the article.
Ref HC 59.15.W656 (Information Desk and Ref Stacks) Poverty Update 2008 here
Europe 1750-2003 Ref HA1107 .M5 2003
Americas 1750-2000 Ref HA175 .M55 2003
Africa, Asia & Oceania, 1750-2000 Ref HA4675 .M552 2003