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Databases by Format | Reference

AccessScience

  • Full text articles from the Encyclopedia of Science & Technology plus full text biographical information, news articles, and science dictionary.

ARTstor

  • ARTstor is developing a rich digital library that will offer coherent collections of art images and descriptive information as well as the software tools to enable active use of the collections. The ARTstor Library's initial content will include approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology.

Book Review Digest Plus

  • Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.

    EBSCOhost

Credo Reference

  • Contains all the types of reference books - dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations, subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts to accountancy and law to literature.

Current Biography Illustrated

  • Current Biography Illustrated offers the content of the printed monthly magazine Current Biography, produced by the H.W. Wilson Company, in searchable, electronic format. Readers will be able to find accurate, up-to-date biographies drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles, and books. Students and patrons can search by name, profession, place of origin, gender, ethnicity, birth/death dates, titles of works and key words for more than 25,000 articles and obituaries. In addition, profiles maintained in this database feature more than 19,500 images, and offer the subject's own views, attitudes and commentary as well as the commentaries of other journalists and colleagues. Profiles give users the information they want on celebrities, politicians, business people, writers, actors, sports figures, artists, scientists, and many others.

    EBSCOhost

DSM Library (PsychiatryOnline.com)

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - DSM-5®, DSM-IV-TR®, Handbook of Differential Diagnosis Cases from DSM-IV-TR®

European Views of the Americas 1493-1750

  • This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas  EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

  • Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

    Gale GVRL

Grolier Online

  • Quick reference rich with multimedia and news for researchers plus activities for teachers and librarians to use with students. For older readers - Grolier Online Passport. For younger readers - Grolier Online Kids

Health & Wellness Resource Center

  • Indexes health and medical journals, many with full-text. Includes pamphlets, articles from health and medical encyclopedias and dictionaries, and directories to organizations, and other sources.

    Gale

Job & Career Accelerator

  • Job & Career Accelerator is the industry's most comprehensive, online job search system that puts job seekers on the Fast Track to getting hired. (Self Sign-up Required)

MasterFILE Complete

  • Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

    EBSCOhost

Mental Measurements Yearbook

  • Full text information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas. Information is from Yearbooks 9-17. Yearbooks 1-8 are in the Reference Collection. (REF BF 431 .B932)

    Ovid

MLA Directory of Periodicals

  • The MLA Directory of Periodicals, produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), provides detailed information on thousands of journals and book series in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, film, rhetoric and composition, and folklore. Entries cover publication details, contact information, submission requirements and editorial policies, subscription terms, electronic availability and advertising, and useful statistics such as circulation, average number of articles submitted and published, time from submission to decision, and time from decision to publication. All periodicals and book series indexed in the MLA International Bibliography are listed in the directory.

    EBSCOhost

NoveList K-8 Plus

  • NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction.  

    EBSCOhost

NoveList Plus

  • NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction.

    EBSCOhost

Oxford English Dictionary

  • Guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past.

Oxford Reference Online Premium

  • Full text core collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, guides, companions, and other reference sources from Oxford Press. Covers all subject areas.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

  • Statistics produced by the U.S. government, major international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities.

    ProQuest

PsychiatryOnline

  • Reference and research tool available for mental health professionals and students.

SciFinder

  • SciFinder® is a research discovery application that provides integrated access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.   [Note: SciFinder currently requires each user at the university to register and obtain their own login/password.]

Serials Directory

  • The Serials Directory™ provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. This database contains nearly 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from more than 108,000 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry.

    EBSCOhost

Wright American Fiction 1851-1875

  • This is a collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875.