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 Britannica Online Academic Edition

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Britannica Student Encyclopedia
  • and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia.  

 Gale Virtual Reference Libary


  • Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2004 


  • Encyclopedia of Education, 2003


  • American Decades Primary Sources, 2004
  • Classical Rhetorics and Rhetoricians: Critical Studies and Sources, 2005
  • The Crusades Reference Library, 2005
  • Dictionary of American History, 2003
  • Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, 2003
  • Encyclopedia of Modern China, 2009
  • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, 2004
  • Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania, 2009
  • Korean War Reference Library, 2002
  • Vietnam War Reference Library, 2001


  • Twenty-First Century Novels: The First Decade, 2011

Nation & World

  • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, 2008
  • Encyclopedia of Modern China, 2009


  • Encyclopedia of Religion, 2005
  • Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, 2009
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2003
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years, 2001


  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, 2008

Social Science

  • The Basics of Sociology, 2005
  • Child Development, 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society, 2004
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, 2001

 Grolier Online

Is the most trusted first stop in research for students, educators, librarians and parents. Contains two learning environments, eight curriculum-aligned databases and links to academically-relevant articles, Web sites and periodicals.  

 Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, that provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works and is an essential resource for public, academic and high school libraries. 

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf

History & Culture

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Literature and Language

 Oxford English Dictionary

Is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. 

 Oxford Music Online

  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Opera
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz 

Access is also available to the full text of:

  • The Oxford Companion to Music
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music

 Salem Literature

  • Magill's Literary Annuals
  • Masterplots

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 Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

 Stanford Encycopedia of Philosophy

Contains dynamic reference work, maintaining academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research.

 Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia - 10th ed.

Covers emerging technologies affecting genetics, global warming, communications, informatics and nanotechnology.

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