Resources by Type: "Encyclopedias and Dictionaries"

The ABC-CLIO eBook Collection is a broad online collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and guides on history, culture, social issues, and other subjects. Formerly called "History Reference Online."

African American Experience is an extensive database of information relating to the African American Experience. Includes material from major multivolume print reference sets, such as The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature, Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States, and African American Religious Experience in America. Also includes hundreds of primary documents: manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and other papers, plus over 4,000 interviews with former slaves

Britannica Escolar is a general knowledge Spanish-language encyclopedia designed for grades PK-8

Britannica Moderna is a comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia designed for grades 6 through university.

World Data Analyst allows users to compare and customize data of the nations of the world. 
Create your own tables and graphs comparing countries using the most recent statistics or historical statistics, which show changes in countries over time.
Easy access to printable country statistics including map, area, population, demographic and vital statistics, gross national product, and more.

CQ Encyclopedia of the First Amendment comprehensively examines the political, historical, and cultural significance and development of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, and the right to petition the government. Among other perennial topics addressed are abortion, evolution, public aid to parochial schools, and pornography and obscenity.

CQ Researcher provides in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. The reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by student researchers.

A general knowledge English-language encyclopedia.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia contains entries searchable by subject or keyword; equivalent to print Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a searchable electronic book collection that includes subject encyclopedias, handbooks, and guides covering many subject disciplines.

Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events. It supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, & women.

Grolier Online contains online versions of the "Encyclopedia America", "Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia", and "The New Book of Knowledge". Also includes several dictionaries, a thesaurus, an interactive world atlas, and resources for educators.

Middle Search Plus Online contains articles, general reference sources, and book reviews for general interest and current events for middle and junior high school students.

OED Online is an online version of the Oxford English Dictionary, the premier dictionary of the English language. It 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 cookbooks.

Oxford Art Online includes Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Access limited to 1 simultaneous user.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online A reference work providing nearly 60,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, worldwide, from the earliest times to the twenty-first century. State-of-the-art search options, extensive internal cross-referencing, access to articles from the original DNB, and navigation by "themes" combine with rigorous research and scholarship. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online’s coverage is extended with regular online updates that add new biographies, theme articles, and portraits, and keep existing entries up-to-date with recent scholarship.

Oxford Music Online includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music.

Access limited to 10 simultaneous users.

Oxford Reference Online is a searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Includes access to the Oxford Companions Series.

Oxford Reference Online: Art and Architecture is a searchable collection of 15 dictionary and reference works on art and architecture published by Oxford University Press. Includes such titles as "The Oxford Dictionary to Art and Artists," and "The Oxford Companion to Western Art," and more.

Oxford Reference Online: History is a searchable collection of 39 dictionary and reference works on history published by Oxford University Press. Includes such titles as "Oxford Companion to United States History," "Dictionary of Contemporary World History," "Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History," and more.