Resources by Type: "Encyclopedias and Dictionaries"
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
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.
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.
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 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.
Oxford Reference Online: Literature is a 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.