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Reference Databases by Subject

GENERAL ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND REFERENCE DATABASES

Biography in Context (information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals)

Britannica Academic (College Edition – a general encyclopedia aimed at college students)

Britannica Library (a general encyclopedia intended for public library users)

Credo Reference (articles from almost 900 reference works, such as subject-specific encyclopedias)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (a small set of reference resources on various subjects)

Infoplease (an almanac)

Oxford Reference (almost 900 reference resources, such as subject-specific encyclopedias, in all subjects)

SUBJECT-SPECIFIC REFERENCE DATABASES

ART

Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

BUSINESS

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) (over 130k academic books)

EDGAR SEC Company Filings

EDUCATION

LearningExpress Library (guides to graduate school entrance exams such as the GRE, MCAT, LSAT)

For Pre-K-12 Students

BrainPOP Jr (educational animation for K-3 students)

Britannica Escolar (Spanish-language encyclopedia for children)

Britannica Learning Zone (encyclopedia for pre-K – 2nd grade)

Britannica School (encyclopedia for elementary, middle, and high school students)

ENGLISH

Gale Literary Sources (a database covering mostly (but not exclusively) English-language literature and comprising all sorts of resources, including reference works, academic journals, book reviewing magazines, and even full-length monographs)

Oxford English Dictionary [OED] (traces the historical development of English-language words)

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Gale Literary Sources (a database covering mostly (but not exclusively) English-language literature and comprising all sorts of resources, including reference works, academic journals, book reviewing magazines, and even full-length monographs)

HISTORY

History Reference Center (a multimedia resource that includes reference sources, academic journals, primary historical documents, and videos)

MUSIC

Naxos Music Library

Oxford Music Online

POLITICS

Country Studies (e-versions of 80 Library of Congress-produced books providing overviews of select countries, e.g. India: A Country Study)

CultureGrams (information on countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces)

Congress.Gov (formerly known as THOMAS: Legislative Information from the Library of Congress)

World FactBook

SOUTH CAROLINA

SCIWAY (web sites providing information on South Carolina)

WOMEN’S STUDIES

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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