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Databases by Subject-General & Reference

REFERENCE DATABASES (find definitions, quotations, thesauri, subject specific encyclopedia articles, etc.)

Credo Reference
A fulltext online reference shelf.  Credo Reference contains dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, atlases, and general and subject specific encyclopedias on topics such as art, business, geography, history, language, law, literature, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, and technology.

Oxford Reference Online
Resource for facts, figures, definitions, and translations. Find more than 50,000 scholarly articles from titles in the Oxford Companions series, plus all 20,000 quotations from the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A core collection of virtual reference books available in the library and at home 24/7. Subject areas are: business, education, history/terrorism, medicine, law and government, and science.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Text of the 32-volume Encyclopedia Britannica plus thousands of additional articles; provides access to dictionary, atlas, and thesaurus entries.

Reference Center (netLibrary)
An eBook reference resource that includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, thesauri, and more. Subject areas include agriculture, arts, business, language and linguistics, law, political science, sociology, and technology.

Oxford English Dictionary
Online counterpart to the 20-volume print edition. Traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

BROAD TOPIC (these databases are interdisciplinary and may contain relevant articles or citations.)

CQ Researcher
Source for single-themed reports that offer in-depth, journalistic coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy.

Academic Search Complete
Full-text scholarly database with broad subject coverage, including biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion & theology, sociology, and more. Collection includes over 9,800 titles, with more than 5,400 in full text.

ProQuest
Suite of databases that cover such topics as education, art, science, health, women’s interests, the military, law, psychology, multiculturalism, and the social sciences.

LexisNexis Academic
Full-text database with documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options.

MasterFILE Premier
General interest full-text database covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains the full text for reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps & flags.