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Electronic Encyclopedias

  • Access Science  
    Access Science is the online edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. Limited to 8 simultaneous users.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Online  
    Includes growing set of research tools: Gateway to the Classics ; Quotable Quotes; Timelines and more. This resource was acquired with funds from the the Library/IT Assessment.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia  
    Encyclopedia articles and biographies in a variety of subject areas. Updated annually.
  • World Encyclopedia
    Features concise entries providing essential information on a range of subjects, including world affairs, science and technology, the arts, modern and ancient history, religion, sports, and popular culture

Additional Databases

Can't find what you're looking for? Check the Database A-Z list.


Foreign Language Dictionaries

Foreign language dictionaries can be found in the Daley Library's Reference Collection and in the general stacks under the following call numbers:

Please ask at the Reference Desk in the IDEA Commons if you need help locating these.

Electronic Dictionaries and Thesauri

Electronic Reference Collections

  • Credo Reference  
    Growing collection of electronic reference books -- dictionaries, encyclopedias, bilinguals, almanacs, handbooks, atlases, and directories.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Search hundreds of encyclopedias and other resources; especially useful for biography and historical background. This database may not be compatible with Mozilla Firefox.
  • Oxford Reference Online  
    Specialty encyclopedias, handbooks, thesauruses and dictionaries; emphasis on American Literature and Western Civilization.
  • SAGE Reference E-Books  
    Growing collection of topic and subject encyclopedias online.

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