The result may be a game, a reference work or anything in between.
It has become the first major reference work in the field.
A reference work with information on more than 800 species.
A reference work cannot really tell a story, as it has to say something about everything.
His history of that war is considered a standard reference work.
Any standard reference work will give you a line on that.
There's nothing to go back to and look up, so it isn't really a reference work.
The book, now an annual series, is a standard reference work.
For the expert the book will certainly become a standard work of reference.
Which work of reference in their field do professionals turn to most often?