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E-Reference Shelf

Books in Print - Some full text
Publication information on books in print and some out of print, with some reviews; also audio and video.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Full text
Online encyclopedia with related internet sites.

NetLibrary - Full text
Electronic books covering a wide range of scholarly topics.

Oxford English Dictionary - Full text
Full-text online dictionary with quotations.

WorldCat (OCLC Union Catalog) - Citations only
Catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide.

Oxford Dictionary of Art Online - Full text
Full-text of the Grove Dictionary of Art (1996), which covers the visual arts from prehistory until the 1990's, with additional new and updated material and links to images in museums and galleries.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index - Citations only
Index of reference books covering contemporary and historical figures.

Encyclopedia of World Biography - Some full text
Approximately 7,000 biographies on notables from every part of the world and from all time periods.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia - Full text
Comprehensive coverage of animal species.

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce - Full-text
Essays covering topics and terms, profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and coverage of events and legislation related to e-commerce.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance - Full-text
Articles and data concerning accounting, economics, finance, information systems law, management, and marketing.

Encyclopedia of Small Business - Full-text
Detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners.

Countries and their Cultures
Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information.

World Education Encyclopedia - Full-text

Testing and Education Resource Center (TERC) - Some full text
Information on colleges, graduate and career programs, scholarships, online test preparation books and practice tests, as well as resume/application tools.

Weather Almanac

Dictionary of American History - Full text
Coverage of a wide variety of topics in American history.

American Decades - Full-Text
Decade-by decade 20th-Century historical and biographical entries in 13 categories, including the arts, government, religion and science. Photos, illustrations and text are used to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History - Full text
Brief descriptions of legal issues, profiles of U.S. laws and regulations, details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state, and comprehensive bibliographies.

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy - Full text
Essays and articles about concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Encyclopedia of Public Health
Covers all aspects of public health for the lay reader. Includes infectious diseases and other topics related to public health, such as causes of injury or chronic diseases.

Oxford Dictionary of Music and Musicians Online - Full text
Includes the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, and the New Grove Dictionary of Opera.

African-American Music Reference Contains over 50,000 pages of biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies chronicling the history and culture of the African American experience through music. It covers blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other genres.

Classical Music Reference Library Has over 30,000 pages of reference materials spanning the entire history of Western classical music. Included are Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music. This release includes 26,774 essays and images from 22 sources.

Classical Scores Library provides the PDF files of 9,258 scores of many of the major works of western classical music, from the Renaissance to the present, for study and analysis. The scores can be printed, and associated recordings from Classical Music Library will be displayed so you can play them as you study the score.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online Contains overviews of world regions' musical heritage, traditions and themes, and descriptions of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include photographs, drawings, maps, and musical examples, with indexing and audio links.

Multicultural Studies

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America - Full text
Essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing their religions, holidays, customs, and languages, and their historical background and settlement patterns.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Full-Text
Contains more than 2,100 entries on many philosophical topics, including regional and religious philosophies, bioethics, art and aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, social/political philosophy, the Holocaust, feminism, and philosopher biographies.

Encyclopedia of Religion - Full-text
Comprehensive coverage of world religions.

New Catholic Encyclopedia - Full-text
Covers topics such as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies. Includes biographies of religious figures, photos, maps, illustrations and bibliographical citations.

Social Science
Encyclopedia of Aging - Full-text
Articles cover topics such as biology, medicine, economics, law, psychology, sociology, and history as they relate to aging.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America - Full text
Essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing their religions, holidays, customs, and languages, and their historical background and settlement patterns.

Sex and Sexuality (Greenwood Press) Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3 - Full text
An overview of recent trends and developments in the field of human sexuality

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