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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

Oxford Reference

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

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]

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

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 (South Carolina’s Information Highway

WOMEN’S STUDIES

Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History