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Abbreviationes online

Allows searching of abbreviations used in medieval Latin texts. Provides all possible expansions of the abbreviation. Searching by exact abbreviation, contains, is like, begins with, or ends with. Abbreviations are based on examples in manuscripts from the 8th to the 15th centuries from around the world

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400-1499
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Citations Only

AHFS consumer medication information

"This resource contains useful information on drugs, from 'Abacavir' to 'Zonisamide'. You can find out why a particular medication is prescribed, how the medication should be taken, and be advised what to do if you have missed a dose. Side effects, both common and rare, are also listed."

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American national biography

Covers more than 18,000 individuals who fit all the following criteria: American (lived within what is now the United States), deceased (with enough time having passed since the individual's death to allow for critical evaluation), influenced American history or culture broadly (not just a locally influential individual), sufficient research materials exist on this individual to create a solid biographical essay. Essays are written by scholars and include a bibliography (including an indication of where a person's archives are located), links to reliable online resources, and links to cross- referenced individuals. Additionally, there are links to thematically related essays from the "Oxford Companion to United States History" to help place the individual in the larger trends and issues of his time. Drawing again on the "Oxford Companion to United States History," there are links to articles in 12 broad research topics to help focus a paper or research on an individual or an era. ANB may be searched by name, by keyword (any occurrence of it), or click on the "Search" tab to conduct an advanced search by gender, profession, birthplace, and other features. Oxford UP

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c. 1400 - present
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Annual register

Provides access to a year-by-year record of British and world events. Published every year since 1758, the Annual Register was originally conceived as a miscellany of state papers, reviews, historical sketches, poetry, and other essays. Since the 1920s its content has been a chronicle of events, brief retrospectives on the year's cultural and economic developments, and a short selection of documents and obituaries of eminent persons who died in the year. The online version includes every volume published and will be updated with the latest volume each year

Date Coverage:
1758-present
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ASTM compass

Contains industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, solar engineering, and textiles. Includes a terminology dictionary. Use simple search or search by keyword, author/editor, ISBN, or DOI. Browse by topic, sub-topic, standards, committee, past symposia, videos, withdrawn standards, or work items

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N/A
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Australian dictionary of biography

Presents biographical articles on over 10,000 individuals important to the history of Australia, most of whom died before 1980. The online edition currently contains no more biographies than the print edition does, and the older entries have not been updated to show recent historical developments. However, the online edition allows for searching by keyword, gender, cultural heritage, birth/ death dates, occupation, or religious influence. Biographies are between 500 and 2000 words in length, written by scholars and contain a bibliography of secondary resources on the individual. Australian National University

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c. 1600 - 1980
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Birds of North America online

Provides scientific information for birds nesting in the USA and Canada, with image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, recordings of bird’s songs and calls selected from the collection in Cornell’s Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Includes also an extensive bibliography for each species. Updated regularly. Browse by species by name (both common and scientific name) or taxonomy or search by species or keyword

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Began in 2004?
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Bloomsbury fashion central

Provides access to a searchable portal of integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Notable resources are reference works, including the Berg Encyclopedia of Dress and Fashion, an extensive e -book collection, classic and modern writings on fashion, and a vast image bank, including items from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. Searching by image only reveals a visual search interface with a specially designed taxonomy in order to refine search results by type of dress, people, time period, place, textiles and materials, and themes

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Continually updated
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Multimedia

Brill dictionary of ancient Greek

Considered the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources. Nearly all entries include citations from the texts with careful mention of the source

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Classical up to the 6th Century CE
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Full Text

Brill's companions in classical studies online. I

Brill's companions in classical studies is a leading series of handbooks providing graduate-level synthesis of debate and the state of scholarship on key authors and subjects from Antiquity. Each volume contains an up-to- date general bibliography. Volumes published have covered authors such as Ovid, Herodotus, Cicero, Thucydides and Propertius, and thematic volumes on Flavian Rome, Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity, Greek and Latin Pastoral and Hellenistic Epigram. The database provides online access to the companions

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c. 8th - 7th centuries BCE to CE 300-600
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Brill's companions in classical studies online. II

Brill's companions in classical studies II is a leading series of handbooks providing graduate-level synthesis of debate and the state of scholarship on key authors and subjects from Antiquity. Each volume contains an up-to- date general bibliography. Volumes published have covered authors such as Ovid, Herodotus, Cicero, Thucydides and Propertius, and thematic volumes on Flavian Rome, Greek and Roman Historiography in Late Antiquity, Greek and Latin Pastoral and Hellenistic Epigram. The database provides online access to the companions

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c. 8th - 7th centuries BCE to CE 300-600
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Brill's Medieval reference library

Permits searching across three separate encyclopedias: Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles (of the British Isles c. 450-1450), Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage, and Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle. Each of the three may also be searched individually. Each encyclopedia covers a range of information from biographies to specialized terms and each article has a bibliography for further research. Brill

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400 - 1600
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BrillOnline reference works

Provides a link to the portal site for Brill online reference works encyclopedias subscribed to by BU Libraries, including the Brill's New Pauly (English translation), Der Neue Pauly (German original), Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. Can be dispensed with if only interested in searching these resources individually (all four are separately cataloged in BearCat and listed in the ERD). However, for those interested in searching across more than one of them simultaneously, the portal site includes an "Advanced Search" feature that enables searching across multiple-subscribed resources. Brill

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Britannica online

Consists of a fully searchable and browsable collection of authoritative references, including Britannica's latest article database; articles not yet in the print Britannica; Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (tenth edition); the Britannica book of the year; as well as news articles from BBC News and The New York Times

Date Coverage:
To present
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Multimedia

Canterbury dictionary of hymnology

Contains thousands of articles about Judeo-Christian hymns and hymn tunes, including related people, places, organizations, traditions, eras, and collections. Global in scope, it includes the hymns of many countries and languages; more than 300 authors and 30 countries are represented. Updated regularly

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c. 400 CE - present
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Classical music reference library

Offers thousands of pages of reference materials on western classical music from many sources including dictionaries, encyclopedias, reference works on individual composers, etc

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20th century to present
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Cochrane library

Provides full-text access to Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE or Other Reviews); Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL or Clinical Trials); Cochrane Methodology Register (Methods Studies); Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA or Technology Assessments); and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED or Economic Evaluations). Information helpful for health care decision making. Searchable by title, author, abstract, keyword, DOI, etc. Browsable by Topic, New Reviews, Updated Reviews, A-Z, and Review Group. Databases updated monthly or quarterly. Uses Wiley online interface

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Contemporary authors

Provides a bio-bibliographical guide to nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields. American emphasis but British and other international writers are also covered. Includes a bibliography of works by the author and an evaluative essay of the author's works which draws on reviews and interviews. Updated regularly. Useful for general overview, critical reception, and listing of works published with original publication dates. Gale

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19th century to present
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CQ Congress collection

Presents biographical and voting information on all members of Congress, beginning with the 79th congress (1945). This resource also provides summaries and analyses by the CQ staff of the history and development, members, and current legislative activity of Congress. Public policy legislation is addressed under 23 broad topics (e.g. Agriculture, Civil Rights) and numerous subtopics. The information is accessible by topic, key vote, interest group rankings of members of Congress, CQ analyses, summaries of Supreme Court cases that relate to Congress, and more. This resource is a part of the CQ Press Electronic Library

Date Coverage:
2003 to present
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CQ Congress collection

Presents biographical and voting information on all members of Congress, beginning with the 79th congress (1945). This resource also provides summaries and analyses by the CQ staff of the history and development, members, and current legislative activity of Congress. Public policy legislation is addressed under 23 broad topics (e.g. Agriculture, Civil Rights) and numerous subtopics. The information is accessible by topic, key vote, interest group rankings of members of Congress, CQ analyses, summaries of Supreme Court cases that relate to Congress, and more. This resource is a part of the CQ Press Electronic Library

Date Coverage:
2003 to present
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CQ Press library

Makes available through a single interface access to a suite of CQ Press online resources. These resources include the periodicals CQ Researcher online and CQ Weekly; the databases CQ Congress Collection, CQ Supreme Court Collection, CQ Public Affairs Collection, and CQ Voting and Elections Collection; and the online editions of CQ Almanac, Congress and the Nation, Historic Documents Series, Political Handbook of the World, CQ's Politics in America, Supreme Court Yearbook, Vital Statistics on American Politics, and the Washington Information Directory. This Suite may be searched by keyword (titles or all text)by any individual resource in the suite, by general topic (Congress, Courts, Public Policy), by document type (primary source, encyclopedia entry, map, key vote), or by event date. Coverage is from 1945 to the present

Date Coverage:
2002 to present
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CQ public affairs collection

Covers 22 major public affairs subject headings (Agriculture and Nutrition; Business, Banking, Commerce and Economics; Education, etc). This resource offers reports on important issues, access to primary sources, statistical and historical analyses, and a directory of the important public and private organizations involved. The information may be searched by keyword using basic or advanced search interfaces. A list of "hot topics" provides ideas for beginning researchers

Date Coverage:
2002 to present
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Credo

Provides access to authoritative content from subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject. Offers topic pages that provide background information on a topic and mind maps that show relationships between topics. Search results may include images, video clips, and maps. Also displays links to related and specialized library databases allowing users to select other library databases for further topic exploration

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Credo

Provides access to authoritative content from subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject. Offers topic pages that provide background information on a topic and mind maps that show relationships between topics. Search results may include images, video clips, and maps. Also displays links to related and specialized library databases allowing users to select other library databases for further topic exploration

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Database of latin dictionaries

Covers single-language dictionaries and multilingual ones. It links the dictionaries to databases of texts and tools, allowing for analysis. Among the dictionaries included are Forcellini's Onomasticon, A Latin Dictionary by Lewis and Short, the Dictionarius Familiaris et Compendiosus by Guillaume Le Talleur, and Glossary of Later Latin by Alexander Souter. Aims not only to integrate different types of Latin dictionaries, whether modern, medieval, or early-modern, but also to build in links between these different tools. All Latin word-forms that appear concretely in texts will have a link to entries in relevant dictionaries and from there the user can go and read the selected dictionary entry. Searchable by dictionary headword, Latin word-forms, non-Latin word forms, textual references, and full text. Brepolis

Date Coverage:
Classical through early modern
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Dictionary of American regional English

Represents the full panoply of American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco and has long been consulted by a wide range of scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. The digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity. Includes browsing by region as well as alphabetically, audio of original DARE field recordings, maps illustrating regional distribution, and a bibliography of over 12,000 sources cited in the dictionary

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Dictionary of American regional English

Represents the full panoply of American regional vocabulary, from Adam’s housecat to Zydeco and has long been consulted by a wide range of scholars and lovers of language and regional nuance. The digital version transforms the dictionary into an interactive, multimedia tool that will benefit both scholarly inquiry and general intellectual curiosity. Includes browsing by region as well as alphabetically, audio of original DARE field recordings, maps illustrating regional distribution, and a bibliography of over 12,000 sources cited in the dictionary

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Dictionary of Irish biography

Covers Irish men and women from the earliest times until 2001, providing biographies and a sense of their influence on Irish history, culture, and life. Simple keyword search from the homepage may be used or use the advanced search feature to search by occupation (including "saint"), date of birth or death, place of birth or death (by Irish counties), or religion. Biographies range from a few paragraphs to longer essays which will assess the individual's influence. Includes fictional characters, like Molly Malone, who have become immortalized in song, and some of the figures from Irish mythology who have become familiar through literature (Deirdre). Brief bibliography of further reading provided. Cambridge UP

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Earliest times to 2002
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Dictionary of literary biography

Presents systematically career biographies and criticisms of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Contains articles on literary authors from throughout the world

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From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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Dictionary of literary biography

Presents systematically career biographies and criticisms of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Contains articles on literary authors from throughout the world

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From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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Dictionary of old English web corpus

Accesses a resource designed to permit word studies of the literature of Old English and includes at least one copy of each surviving work in Old English (including those which also contain Latin and Runic inscriptions). Search by single word, by Boolean, or proximity searching. University of Toronto

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Dictionary of Renaissance Latin from prose sources

Records the vocabulary of over 230 Latin prose authors from different regional backgrounds and gives translations in French and English in approximately 11,000 entries. A standard tool not only for Latinists and neo-Latinists, but also for historians, philosophers, theologians, historians of law, and intellectual historians working in the fields of Humanism, the Renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation

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1300 CE to 1600 CE
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Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques

Provides electronic access to a French language dictionary of church history and geography covering the preceding 20 centuries. This is an important scholarly reference work for students of church history. Unfortunately the online version does not have a functional translation app. Users who cannot read French will need to consider options for surmounting the language barrier when accessing specific entries. Brepolis

Date Coverage:
1st century CE - present
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DSM library

Provides access to psychiatric reference sources such as DSM-5, DSM-IV-TR, textbooks, journals, APA guidelines, self-assessment tools, clinical & research news and medication information handouts

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Encyclopaedia Britannica world data analyst

Provides country and regional analyses and offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world using both the most current statistics and historical figures. Users can create tables and charts, then export the information into a spreadsheet

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Varies
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Encyclopaedia Iranica

Provides scholarly essays and articles on all aspects of the Iranian and Persian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucuses, Central Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent. Covers literature, religion, arts, science, politics, history, anthropology, archaeology, etc. Simple and advanced search features. A collaborative undertaking based at Columbia University's Center for Iranian Studies. Encyclopaedia Iranica

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All years
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Encyclopedia of ancient history

Encyclopedia of ancient history is the definitive reference work for the study of the ancinent world

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Late Bronze Age to 7th century, CE
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Encyclopedia of astronomy and astrophysics online

Contains over 2,750 full-text entries covering astronomy and astrophysics. Subjects include cosmology; galaxies; interstellar medium; stars; solar system; sun; earth; coordinates, time, and motion; instrumentation and observational techniques; theoretical concepts and tools; space missions; organizations and institutions; history and archaeoastronomy; and amateur astronomy, education, and public impact. Keyword searchable by index terms and contributors, this resource is updated quarterly and new material is added periodically

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Encyclopedia of Christianity online

Describes modern-day Christian beliefs and communities in the context of 2000 years of apostolic tradition and Christian history. Based on the third, revised edition of the German work, Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon, it includes all 5 volumes of the print edition of 1999-2008 and is useful for the study of Christianity past and present

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Encyclopedia of cognitive science

Covers the essentials of cognitive science reviewing the common themes of information and information processing, representation, and computation. Includes coverage of biography, computer science, economics, education, evolutionary biology and anthropology, general, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. Browsable by title and topic from the menus on the left. Searchable by topic, keyword, title, author, and article using the "Search This Book" option on the right. Wiley Online Library

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Encyclopedia of communities of practice in information and knowledge management

Provides a comprehensive examination of all areas of communities of practice. With information from over 120 scholars from 20 countries, this resource offers in-depth coverage of practical issues as well as insight into topics regarding learning, leadership, ethics, social, intellectual, rewards, and language challenges. Approximately 550 terms and definitions as well as 1,950 references to additional research help compliment the contents

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Encyclopedia of e-commerce, e-government, and mobile commerce

Provides up-to-date coverage of the e-technologies field. With contributions from over 300 experts worldwide complimented by a reference section and over 4,400 additional reference works, this encyclopedia stands as an important research tool in the ever-evolving field of e- commerce, e-government, and mobile commerce

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Current
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Encyclopedia of ecology

Contains over 500 contributions from international experts to form a comprehensive picture of the science of ecology and its major subdisciplines. It provides current and comprehensive information on many themes, including behavioral ecology, chemical ecology, ecological engineering, ecological indicators, ecological informatics, ecological modeling, ecological processes, ecological stoichiometry, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology, general ecology, global ecology, human ecology, philosophy of ecology, population dynamics, and systems ecology. Includes links to cross-references and suggested further readings of key references. Originally published as 5 volumes in 2008. ScienceDirect

Date Coverage:
2008
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Encyclopedia of inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry

Provides short articles about key topics in inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. Can browse by topic (Bioinorganic Chemistry; Catalysis; Computational Methods; Energy Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry; General Principles; Green Chemistry and Sustainability; Inorganic and Coordinate Chemistry; Lanthanides and Actinides; Main Group Elements; Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry; Metalloproteins; Nuclear Chemistry and Radionuclides; Organometallic Chemistry; Physical Methods; Solid State, Materials and Nanomaterials; Toxicology; and Transition Metals) or search by title. Updated quarterly

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Encyclopedia of life sciences

Contains over 4,700 peer-reviewed articles covering the entire spectrum of life science including biochemistry, bioethics and philosophy, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution and diversity of life, genetics and disease, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, plant science, science and society, structural biology, and virology. Browsable by title and topic from the menus on the left. Searchable by topic, keyword, title, author, and article using the "Search This Book" option on the right. Updated monthly. Wiley Online Library

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Encyclopedia of microbiology

Contains contributions from international experts to form a comprehensive picture of the microbiology and its major subdisciplines. Subjects include agro/food applied microbiology, industrial applied microbiology, arachaea, bacteria, cell structure chemical composition, environmental microbiology and ecology, evolution and systematics, fungi, genetics, geonomics, history and culture and biographies, mutualism and commensalism, pathogenesis, physiology, protists, public issues, techniques, and viruses. Articles include a glossary, list of abbreviations, defining statement, introduction, further reading, and cross-references to other related encyclopedia articles. Third edition originally published in 2009. ScienceDirect

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2009
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Encyclopedia of neuroscience

Contains contributions from international experts to form a comprehensive picture of the neuroscience and its subdisciplines. Subjects include autonomic nervous system; communication, language, and speech; disease and dysfunction; evolution and comparative biology of nervous systems; history; intercellular communication; methods and techniques; molecular and cell biology of nervous systems; motor and neuromuscular systems; nervous system development-repair and aging; neural basis of behavior; sensory systems; and structural organization of the brain. Articles include a glossary, list of abbreviations, defining statement, introduction, further reading, and cross-references to other related encyclopedia articles. Originally published in 2008. ScienceDirect

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2008
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Encyclopedia of social work

"Encyclopedia of Social Work, the first continuously updated online collaboration between the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Building off the classic reference work, a valuable tool for social workers for over 85 years, the online resource of the same name offers the reliability of print with the accessibility of a digital platform. Over 400 overview articles, on key topics ranging from international issues to ethical standards, offer students, scholars, and practitioners a trusted foundation for a lifetime of work and research, with new articles and revisions to existing articles added regularly". -- From title screen

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Encyclopedia of statistical sciences

Covers the essentials of statistics. Includes coverage of actuarial science; applications of statistics; bayesian inference; biostatistics and clinical trials; categorical data analysis; computational and graphical statistics; design of experiments; distributions and models; history and biography; inference; journals, societies, and agencies; life-testing, reliability, and survival analysis; linear models and designs; mathematical formulas, theories and techniques; multivariate analysis; nonparametric inference; nonparametric statistics; probability theory and applied probability; quality control; regression analysis and linear models; sampling; statistics in earth science; statistics in economics and econometrics; and time series analysis. Browsable by title and topic from the menus on the left. Searchable by topic, keyword, title, author, and article using the "Search This Book" option on the right. Based on 2nd edition and updated quarterly. Wiley Online Library

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Encyclopedia of statistical sciences

Covers the essentials of statistics. Includes coverage of actuarial science; applications of statistics; bayesian inference; biostatistics and clinical trials; categorical data analysis; computational and graphical statistics; design of experiments; distributions and models; history and biography; inference; journals, societies, and agencies; life-testing, reliability, and survival analysis; linear models and designs; mathematical formulas, theories and techniques; multivariate analysis; nonparametric inference; nonparametric statistics; probability theory and applied probability; quality control; regression analysis and linear models; sampling; statistics in earth science; statistics in economics and econometrics; and time series analysis. Browsable by title and topic from the menus on the left. Searchable by topic, keyword, title, author, and article using the "Search This Book" option on the right. Based on 2nd edition and updated quarterly. Wiley Online Library

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Encyclopedia of the Bible and its reception

Comprises an encyclopedia of both the reception history of the Bible in its "different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity" and of the "current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible." This is a specialist work designed to orient researchers by retrospectively summarizing "major themes and issues" in the field and pointing forward to future trajectories for research. This resource is an ongoing project and additional volumes can be expected for some time to come (volumes 1 and 2 have not exhausted alphabetical entries for the A's). As of this writing (May 2011), progress towards completion is proceeding incrementally (and sadly, behind schedule). When it is completed, this should be a resource of tremendous breadth and depth. It is capable of both keyword and volume content searching. Should be useful to Biblical researchers across a wide range of interests, not just to those interested in the reception history of the Bible. Walter de Gruyter

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Focuses on the entire range of philosophic and social changes engendered by the Enlightenment. Extends the conventional geographical boundaries of the Enlightenment, covering not only France, England, Scotland, the Low Countries, Italy, English-speaking North America, the German states, and Hapsburg Austria but also Iberian, Ibero-American, Jewish, Russian, and Eastern European cultures. Designed and organized for ease of use, its special features include more than 700 signed articles; annotated bibliographies following each article to guide further study; an extensive system of cross-references; a synoptic outline of contents; a comprehensive topical index providing easy access to networks of related articles; and high quality illustrations, including photographs, line drawings, and maps

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Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American relations

This resource explores years of political, military, economic, and cultural connections between the United States of America and its neighbors to the south. This reference provides a deep reservoir of context for current events in the interactions among the countries of the Americas. CQ Press

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1800-present
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Encyclopedia of virtual communities and technologies

Provides coverage of the concepts and realities in the field of virtual communities and technologies. With entries authored by over 140 leading experts, this encyclopedia presents an in-depth analysis of the conceptual and technical impacts of virtual environments in the global community. A compendium of over 830 terms and more than 2,250 references to published works on virtual communities completes the coverage of upcoming and emerging technologies for virtual communities, human computer interfaces, new networking, mobile computing, Web services, and synchronous and asynchronous environments

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Encyclopedia of women & Islamic cultures

Provides access to a specialist encyclopedia focused on women's studies and Islamic cultures. The title of this work intends a broader scope than it actually specifies. For this work isn't concerned only with women and women's issues in countries where Muslim culture has historically predominated, it is also concerned with issues where Muslim culture has been a significant minority presence within the domains of other majority faiths. It is further concerned with women as adherents and outsiders to Islamic faith in cultures where Islam has been a cultural influence. So this work covers an enormous amount of ground. It is not surprising, therefore, that the print version runs to five volumes with two supplements. Written primarily with the needs of the specialist researcher in mind, the articles may still be profitably mined by researchers with more general purposes in view. Searchable either by specific volumes or through its "Advanced Search" keyword interface, the researcher has the option of searching it like a database, or serendipitously, like a print encyclopedia.This resource should be useful to a wide cross section of researchers: students of women's issues in Islamic cultures, students of Islam as a minority culture, students of minorities in predominantly Islamic cultures...to name just a few. Covers all eras of Islamic civilization from the 7th century to the present. Brill

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7th century CE - present
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Funk & Wagnalls new world encyclopedia

Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries that are updated annually. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry

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Updated annually
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Furetière, Dictionaire Universel

Includes both the popular and the ancient French words and includes terms from both science and art. This "universal dictionary" was compiled by Anthony Furetiere and published in 1690

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Gale biography in context

Indexes and provides full-text access to a variety of news and reference sources containing the biographies of individuals from all time periods. Front page provides basic search box, a listing of selected biographies arranged by occupation, and links to current biographical news (obituaries, etc.). Searching by occupation, individual name, place of birth/death, nationality, and other advanced search features is available. Individual entries include a general overview of a person's life and links to reference and news sources (divided into "scholarly" and "magazines"), as well as audio or image resources (audio from NPR). Advanced search includes a "lexile index" search which allows teachers to choose materials at an appropriate reading level for their students. Also useful is the "Listen" button which will read the entry aloud (including word or sentence highlighting if desired). Gale Cengage

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All years
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Gale opposing viewpoints in context

Combines several sources of information into a single database covering news, current topics, "big issues," and controversies. Indexes and provides abstracts for popular and scholarly articles, news sources, video, reference works, and includes online access to the "Opposing Viewpoints" books. Excellent starting point for shorter research papers, pro/con issues (esp. the "Viewpoints" section), and current issues topics. Browse broad topic areas suggested or search by keyword or advanced search. Limits include document type and year. Excellent maps displaying U.S. demographics on selected topics

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~1990 - present
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Gale virtual reference library

Provides online access to a significant number of reference works published by Gale. Includes works in all academic subjects, and includes encyclopedias, literary criticism (individual works, authors, and movements/ genres), biographical dictionaries, directories, and dictionaries (of events, ideas, and movements). Most entries have the option of being read (includes downloading an MP3 of the computer-voice reading). Gale Cengage

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Garland encyclopedia of world music

Provides integrated online access to the ten-volume Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (audio and print editions available in the Fine Arts Library). Covers cultural music from all areas of the planet including genres, instruments, places, people, ensembles, and cultural groups. Includes audio examples. Alexander Street Press

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20th century to present
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Georgetown bioethics library

Contains a collection of databases pertaining to Bioethics including EthxWeb, DNA Patents, GenETHX: Genetics and Ethics; International Bioethics Organizations, Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics, Syllaubs Exchange, and Thesaurus for Bioethics. Each database is searched separately using its own interface

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1767 to present
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Citations Only

Godefroy, dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française

Accesses the dictionary of Old French language and all its dialects from the 9th to the 15th century (published by Frédéric Godefroy from 1881-1902). As "the essential element " of Old French lexicography, it's an incomparable dictionary of more than 20 million words. It includes words from the Middle Ages that the modern French language has dropped

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Handbook of Texas online

Contains articles on Texas history, geography, and culture. Search by keyword or browse entries by title, event, date, person, or location. Texas State Historical Association

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International encyclopedia of education

Provides signed articles by experts accompanied by a selective bibliography. The main screen presents a list of subject classifications and a link to the search interface. Searchable by abstract, author, article title, subheadings, references, and full text. Browsable by subject, authors, article titles, and subjects. Articles are available in PDF format or HTML. Articles are Web- enhanced with supplementary multimedia audio and video files, hot linked to relevant references and sources for study. Complements two previous print editions (1985, 1994) and aims to encapsulate research for the 21st century reader. Under development for five years, this work encompasses over 1,350 articles across 24 individual areas of coverage. Elsevier

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2010
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Internet encyclopedia of philosophy

Provides detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy. Written with the intention that most of the article can be understood by advanced undergraduates majoring in philosophy and by other scholars who are not working in the field covered by that article. Search alphabetically by keyword, free of charge to all Internet users. It is continuously revised and updated

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Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory & criticism

Presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements. Includes almost 300 alphabetically arranged entries and subentries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. Updated annually

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Lexicon Gregorianum

Lexicon Gregorianum Online is the most comprehensive Greek -German dictionary of the language used by Gregory of Nyssa. It is the only dictionary available specifically addressing the vocabulary of late Classical Greek. It documents Gregory's complete vocabulary, taking account of the syntax, meaning and connotations of every occurrence of a key word in his writings. The complete Lexicon Online comprises 10 volumes, totaling more than 13,000 entries

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4th century CE
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Literary reference center (EBSCO)

"Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more." -- from EBSCO service web page

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Literature criticism online

Allows cross-searching of the following GALE databases: Children's Literature Review, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literature Criticism

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Literature resource center

Provides access to a wide variety of literature information. Entry is by “Keyword,” “Name of work,” or “Person-By or About.” Tabs at the top divide results into Literature Criticism, Biographies, Topic & Work Overviews, Reviews & News, Primary Sources & Literary Works and Multimedia. Includes Gale's 12 literary criticism collections which are also in Gale’s database, Literature criticism. Also includes Scribner’s Writers Series, Twayne’s Authors Series, and other Gale literary encyclopedias and handbooks. In addition you will find references and links to full text for a variety of journal articles and some NPR commentaries. Gale Cengage

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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Mediae Latinitatis lexicon minus

Provides researchers, teaching staff and students in the field of Medieval History with concise, essential information. This new online edition recreates the second print edition (2002) on Brill’s Dictionary Platform, providing French, English and German translations for every entry of a Medieval Latin concept and searches on lemma and full text: searches can be refined by century of use

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400 - 1500
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MEDLINEplus

Presents up-to-date consumer health care information selected by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Browse health topics, drugs and supplements, and videos and cool tools. Consult a medical dictionary or encyclopedia or link to directories or organizations. Simple search feature with facets

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Merck manual (Consumer version)

Provides online medical information for patients and caregivers. Subjects covered include blood disorders; bone, joint, and muscle disorders; brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders; cancer; children's health issues; digestive disorders; drugs; ear, nose, and throat disorders; eye disorders; fundamentals; heart and blood vessel disorders; hormonal disorders; infections; injuries and poisoning; kidney and urinary tract disorders; liver and gallbladder disorders; lung and airway disorders; men's health issues; mouth and dental disorders; older people's health issues; skin disorders; special subjects; and women's health issues. Based on the 2009 edition of The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook and updated periodically. Browsable alphabetically or by section. No advanced search

Date Coverage:
2009-present
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Merck manual (Professional version)

Provides online medical information for healthcare professionals. Subjects covered include cardiovascular disorders; clinical pharmacology; critical care medicine; dermatologic disorders; ear, nose, throat, and dental disorders; endocrine and metabolic disorders; eye disorders; gastrointestinal disorders; genitourinary disorders; geriatrics; gynecology and obstetrics; hematology and oncology; hepatic and biliary disorders; immunology and allergic disorders; infectious diseases; injuries and poisoning; Musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders; neurological disorders; nutritional disorders; pediatrics; psychiatric disorders; pulmonary disorders; and special subjects. Based on the 2006 18th edition of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy and continually updated. Browsable alphabetically or by section or by symptom. No advanced search

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2006-present
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Middle English compendium

Offers easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English Prose and Verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources

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Middle search plus (EBSCO)

Provides indexing, abstracts, and full text (mostly HTML with a few PDF's) for articles covering topics appropriate for middle and junior high school students. Contains magazine articles, some primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, and reference books including the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and Encyclopedia of Animals. Contains material from 1985 to present day. EBSCOhost

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1985 to the present date
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Music online

Provides a unified platform for searching across all of the Alexander Street Press music databases, including audio, video, scores, and full text. Includes the following databases: African American Music Reference, American Song, Classical Music Library, Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Music in Video, Classical Scores Library, Contemporary World Music, Dance in Video, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Jazz Music Library, Opera in Video, and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries. Alexander Street Press

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All periods
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National Science Digital Library

Provides resources for education and research on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). A digital library of resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels. Covers chemistry; computing and information; ecology, forestry and agriculture; education; engineering; general; geoscience; history/policy/law; life science; mathematics; physics; social sciences; space science; and technology. Searchable by grade level, resource type, subject, and pathway

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Natural & alternative treatments (EBSCO)

Contains detailed information on different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, on herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug- supplement interactions for multiple drug categories. These articles are entirely based on double-blind, placebo -controlled studies, and other forms of meaningful scientific evidence. Browse through conditions; herbs and supplements; drug interactions; alternative therapies; and functional foods. No search function. Created in 1997 and continually updated. Also available in Spanish. EBSCOhost

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1977 to present
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Natural & alternative treatments (EBSCO)

Contains detailed information on different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, on herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug- supplement interactions for multiple drug categories. These articles are entirely based on double-blind, placebo -controlled studies, and other forms of meaningful scientific evidence. Browse through conditions; herbs and supplements; drug interactions; alternative therapies; and functional foods. No search function. Created in 1997 and continually updated. Also available in Spanish. EBSCOhost

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1977 to present
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New Palgrave dictionary of economics online

Provides online access to what is considered one of the authoritative economics reference works. This dictionary gives many excellent overviews of contemporary research, covering topics such as microeconomics; economic history; urban, rural and regional economics; financial economics; and health, education and welfare. With over 1000 new articles, 80 articles which are considered classics, 157 revised articles, and 550 edited articles, this resource presents the best of cutting edge research

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Varies
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New Pauly online

Provides an online English translation of the multivolume German encyclopedia of antiquity, providing comprehensive coverage of the ancient world from the prehistory of the Aegean (2nd millennium BCE) to late antiquity (600-800 CE). A special section of the encyclopedia is devoted to the history of ancient world awareness and scholarship through later ages up to the present day. German versions. Revised from the original German edition Paulys Real- Encyclopadie der classischen Altertumswissenschaft which is intended as an aid for the study of Greek and Roman culture and its multifaceted presence in all periods of European and, since the Early Modern period, world history. Searchable by full text, title/heading, author, and bibliography. Brill

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2nd millennium BCE to late antiquity (600–800 CE)
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Novus linguae et eruditionis Romanae thesaurus

Consists of a classical lexicon of the Latin language by Johann Matthias Gesner (1691-1761). The enormous bulk of examples is taken from Latin authors, accurately interpreted by one of the greatest classical philologists of all times. In this work. Gesner, librarian and professor of rhetoric at the Gottingen university, increased, with his many additions and alphabetical arrangements, the value of the classical work, first published in 1531 as the "Thesaurus Linguae Latinae

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Ancient times
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Orlando

Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present includes biographical and writing career entries on British women writers, selected non-British or international women writers, and selected British and international men. Also includes dated items representing events and processes (in the accounts of these writers, but also in the areas of history, science, medicine, economics, the law, and other contexts). Entries include information on the author’s writing, including Author Summary, Intertextuality and Influence, Reception, Responses (literary), Textual Features, Literary Setting, Theme or Topic (treated in text), Textual Production. Sections on the author include: Life, Cultural Formation, Family and Intimate Relationships, Occupation. Cambridge

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Comprehensive
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Oxford art online

Serves as a portal to several important art related resources: Grove Art, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Search by terms,biographies, subject entries, or images. Includes 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links, and 5,500 images contained within Grove Art Online. Oxford University Press

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All periods
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Oxford biblical studies online

Functions as an electronic clearing house for OUP's publications in Bible and Biblical studies. Brings together and makes electronically available, a wide variety of OUP published resources including study Bibles (e.g. Oxford Study Bible, Jewish Study Bible), articles from OUP produced reference works (Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible, Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, etc.), and biblical study tools (Concise Concordance to New Revised Standard Version). Also included are OUP published commentaries (one volume, whole Bible commentaries), biblical timelines, bibliographies, and thematic guides. This resource is a good starting point for those new to the field, researching unfamiliar topics. However, it is not a one stop shop. Primary texts and reference articles will need supplementing with research articles and monographic works. Users will still need to consult Biblical studies indexes (e.g. ATLA Religion) and BearCat to round out their research. Oxford University Press

Date Coverage:
2009-present
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Oxford bibliographies. African American studies

Provides introductory essays and critical, annotated bibliographies to the most important works on the topic covered. Very useful for introductions to the scholarship of a field and key critical works

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Oxford bibliographies. African American studies

Provides introductory essays and critical, annotated bibliographies to the most important works on the topic covered. Very useful for introductions to the scholarship of a field and key critical works

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Oxford classical dictionary

Covers literature, art, philosophy, law, mythology, science, intimate details of daily life, broad cultural and historical trends for all aspects of the Graeco-Roman ancient world

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Oxford dictionaries

Searches comprehensive bilingual dictionaries for Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Includes audio pronunciations, a subscription word-of-the-day feature, contextual grammar and usage notes, verb tables and cultural notes, and a variety of quizzes, lesson plans, and worksheets. The dictionaries can be searched using a pop-up virtual keyboard for Cyrillic or accented characters or using the Radical and Character Index to find and enter Chinese characters. Oxford University Press

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Continually updated
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Oxford dictionary of Byzantium

Contains more than 5,000 searchable entries covering all aspects of Byzantine history and civilization from the 4th through the 15th centuries, with special depth in subjects such as bureaucratic titles and fiscal terms, urban life, and rural economy

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4th - 15th Centuries
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Oxford dictionary of national biography

Provides authoritative biographies of deceased individuals who influenced British history, including colonial British -Americans. Biographies include a listing of major works written by the individual (if any) and a reference list of full-length biographies and critical articles. Each biography also includes a "Reputation" section which describes the individual's standing in his or her time period and how that has changed since then. Very helpfully will indicate where the individual's archives are, if they exist. Also provides links to major themed articles (on the American Founding Fathers, for instance), entries to related individuals, and to other online resources produced by Oxford University Press (which we may or may not have access to). Oxford University Press

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All years
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Oxford dictionary of the Middle Ages

"The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era. It is designed both for medievalists, who need a detailed and reliable reference tool, and for students and general readers seeking an accessible guide to the period. Over 800 scholars have assembled thousands of comprehensive entries, lavishly supplemented by hundreds of illustrations and dozens of maps."--Home page

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500 - 1500
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Oxford dictionary of the Renaissance

Provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. This dictionary includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. A table of European ruling houses and a table showing the dates when cities and countries changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar are also included

Date Coverage:
14th - 17th Centuries
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Oxford dictionary of the Renaissance

Provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. This dictionary includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society. Nearly half the entries are biographical, covering artists, thinkers, statesman, and reformers. A table of European ruling houses and a table showing the dates when cities and countries changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar are also included

Date Coverage:
14th - 17th Centuries
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Oxford encyclopedia of African thought

Broader than just "thought," the entries include biographies of individuals of African descent (Augustine through Stephen Bilko), major concepts or movements originating in Africa or from the African Diaspora (Black Consciousness, Neo-Colonialism; Black Panthers), and the rich intellectual history of the African continent in philosophy, the arts, politics, religion, etc. Articles include a bibliography of further reading. The full-text search results may link out to other works in the Oxford Reference collection

Date Coverage:
Up to 2010
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Oxford English dictionary

Provides online access to the historical dictionary of the English language. Includes definitions, history of word use (including first recorded use starting c. 1200), but goes beyond this to include essays on the history of the English language; on particular idiomatic word uses; jargon, and slang; on regional English variations; and on the origins of all languages (not just English). Includes various features like "Word of the Day," which may be subscribed to for free, and timelines indicating when a word entered the English language. Oxford University Press

Date Coverage:
1200 - present day
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Oxford Islamic studies online

Offers encyclopedia and dictionary articles, scholarly and introductory essays covering such subjects as history, culture, politics, religion, people, and concepts as related to Islam, plus two English translations of the Qur'an, a concordance for scholars working with the Qur'an in English, and two resources providing interpretations. Secondary sources are updated three or four times a year. The database can be searched by the branch of Islam, country, region, author, title, subjects, and other features. Historical periods covered include pre-Islamic to the present and includes primary sources

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19th C – present
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Oxford music online

Provides a portal to a number of important music resources including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and the Grove Dictionary of American Music. Oxford University Press

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All periods
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Perseus under PhiloLogic

Offers the Greek and Roman Collection from the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University. Includes Greek texts (8 million words), Latin texts (5.5 million words), English language dictionaries, other reference works, translations, and commentaries. Supported by PhiloLogic, provides a more intricate way of browsing and searching these materials

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Coverage varies
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Primary search (EBSCO)

Offers a resource designed to provide access to journal articles and selected reference sources for elementary school children. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Reference sources include the Encyclopedia of Animals™, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin. EBSCOhost

Date Coverage:
~1995 - present
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Richelet Dictionnaire françois

Accesses the French dictionary compiled by Pierre Richelet and published in 1680. It was one of the first of its kind to not only give the meaning of the word, but also the gender of nouns, the main verb conjugations and the pronunciation

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Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy online

Provides access to the electronic version of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Articles can be browsed alphabetically or by philosophical themes, philosophies, historical periods, and religions. Full-text entries can be searched by keyword, contributor, or bibliography. Self -touted as "the definitive (philosophical reference) resource in the field," this is an important, reasonably current subject specialist philosophical encyclopedia. Of obvious relevance to students of philosophy, this work is also valuable for researchers in systematic theology or philosophical theology

Date Coverage:
2000-
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Salem health

Accesses the Psychology and Mental Health Collection of Salem Health. Provides full-text articles from Salem Press' health reference works including Magills' Medical Guide. Browsable by category (Anatomy & Physiology; Diagnosis & Testing; Diseases, Disorders & Symptoms; Mental Health; Prevention & Lifestyle; Social Issues; Specialties & Health Care Providers; Treatment & Therapy). Searchable by full text, abstract, title, and keywords. Glossary available. Customizable with login

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Salem history

Includes the complete content of the following printed reference sets: The Fifties in America, The Sixties in America, The Seventies in America, Great Events from History Series, Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 c.e., Great Lives from History: The Middle Ages, and Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century. Search by keyword or name for events, places, people, or groups/movements. Limits by one of five topical areas (historical or geographic areas). Results are subdivided by "Biography," "History/Event," "Primary Source," and "Resources."

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Salem literature

Provides a searchable database of literary criticism contained in various series from the publisher Salem Press, including Critical Insights and Magill's Literary Annuals. Salem Press

Date Coverage:
1977 to present
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Salem science

Includes the complete content of the following printed reference sets: Forensic Science, Global Warming, and The Solar System

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Science in context

Combines several sources of information into a single database covering popular topics in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, General Science, Health, Medicine, Math, Engineering, Technology, Physics, Astronomy, and biographies of important scientists. Indexes and provides abstracts for popular and scholarly articles, news sources, video, and reference works. Browse broad topic areas suggested or search by keyword or advanced search. Limits include document type and year. Provides maps displaying U.S. demographics on selected topics

Date Coverage:
1909 to present
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Some Full Text

Scribner writers series

Includes full-text articles on writers and literary genres drawn from 13 Scribner print series. Among the sets included are Latin America Writers, European Writers, British Writers, American Writers, Writers for Children, Science Fiction Writers, Mystery and Suspense Writers, and African Writers. Each signed article was written by a noted scholar and concludes with a bibliography of primary and secondary sources for further study. Scribner

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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Social work reference center

Evidence-based, full-text collection of publications written for this database by practicing social workers. Includes care sheets, quick lessons, skill competency checklists, clinical assessment tools, practice guidelines, drug information, continuing education modules and patient education information. From the advanced search page, the results can be limited to one or more of the publication types. It is an excellent place to find current information about social work best practices

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Something about the author

Provides full text entries containing information about the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Includes online access to the print pages in all volumes of Gale's Something about the Author series, both the main series and autobiography series. Each entry contains information on their life, career, memberships, awards/honors, and adaptations. A bibliography of works authored and/or illustrated is provided in date order. There is also a section, titled Sidelights, which provides insight on the author's life and work. Sidelights often includes quotes from the author and excerpts from reviews. Illustrations from the author's books are included. Gale

Date Coverage:
Historical to current authors
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Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy

Provides access to a web-based subject specialist encyclopedia of philosophy. This resource is a "dynamic reference work" that is under ongoing revision, updating and expansion. A scholarly reference work, this resource is worth consulting by a range of researchers including philosophy students, students of the history of ideas, religious and theological researchers. Covers all areas of philosophy

Date Coverage:
1997-
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StatRef

Provides full-text access to information in latest editions of medical, chemical and pharmacological texts, dictionaries, and indexes. Searchable by headings, documents, tables, references, images, and videos. Suggests related concepts. Save notes or consult online healthcare dictionary. Browsable by title

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Supreme Court yearbook

Provides in-depth coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation's highest court since the 1989-1990 term. Includes case summaries of every opinion written during each Supreme Court term, essays on the most significant cases from each year and the trends in each term, tables and figures on voting patterns and trends in constitutional law, biographies of justices, and reference documents for understanding how the Supreme Court works

Date Coverage:
1989-current
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Thesaurus linguae latinae

A comprehensive, ongoing scholarly dictionary of ancient Latin from the earliest times through AD 600. A digital online version of Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) which is considered the largest Latin dictionary in the world, covering words from all extant Latin texts from antiquity to approximately 600 A.D. Includes the etymology of each Latin word and its development in the romance languages. This is a work in progress with a completion date projected to be 2050. Scholarly societies from 23 countries support the work of the Bayerische Akademie

Date Coverage:
Earliest times through CE 600
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Twayne's authors series

Provides literary criticism that offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres. Features the content of three print series: United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors. Twayne

Date Coverage:
From the beginning of recorded literature to the present day
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Women and social movements in the United States 1600-2000

Access a diverse collection of primary sources, scholarly articles, biographical information (from Notable American Women), data and graphs, state, local, and national reports, and the online journal Women and Social Movements. Covers gender, racial, moral, employment, and social issues related to women. Includes teaching tools on specific issues which are supported by the documents in the collection. Browse contents by movement, document project or archive, chronology, etc.; keyword and advance search options. Alexander Street Press

Date Coverage:
1600 - 2000
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