Resources by Type: "Encyclopedias and Dictionaries"
A broad online collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and guides on history, culture, social issues, and other subjects. Formerly called "History Reference Online."
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
The 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.
Index to analysis on issues in the news.
The Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus (electronic) is a complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts.
Defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600 - 1150 A.D.) of the English language, using today's most advanced technology. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period 1100 - 1500 A.D.) and the Oxford English Dictionary (which documents the development of the English language to the present), the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English.
Encyclopedic entries searchable by subject or keyword; equivalent to print Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Searchable electronic book collection that includes subject encyclopedias, handbooks, and guides covering many subject disciplines.
GIC 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
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.
Articles, general reference sources, and book reviews for general interest and current events for middle and junior high school students
The 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.
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.
Includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music
Access limited to 10 simultaneous users.
Searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Includes access to the Oxford Companions Series.
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.
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.
Searchable collection of dictionary and reference works on law published by Oxford University Press. Includes such titles as "The Oxford Companion to American Law," "The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions," and more.
Searchable collection of over 20 dictionary and reference works on literature published by Oxford University Press. Includes titles such as "The Oxford Companion to American Literature," "The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare," "The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms," and more.
Searchable collection of over 40 dictionary and reference works on science published by Oxford University Press.