Databases with Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias

Databases with Reference Materials

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Peer-reviewed, full-text articles, citations and abstracts from journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. 1980 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Videos
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Multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,600 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,500 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in searchable PDF format. Cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals. Broad subject coverage. 1887 - Present Articles, Biographies, eBooks, Images/Photos, News, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, TRAILS consortium logo
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The Annual Register provides a detailed, yearly summary of British and world events. It serves as a reference work for current events, and primary source material for researchers interested in history, popular culture, political science, social science, and the humanities. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/annualregister 1758-present Articles, Government Documents, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors, image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and more. Each online species account contains recordings of that bird's songs and calls, selected from the extensive collection in Cornell's Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Images/Photos, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Videos
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Black Studies Center contains collections of primary and secondary source materials that document the black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times. Includes the following collections: -Schomberg Studies on the Black Experience: 30 scholarly overviews on black studies themes -International Index to Black Periodicals: database of titles pertaining to black studies and culture from 1902-present, with almost half available in full text -Chicago Defender backfiles: full text coverage from 1910-1975 of one of the most influential black newspapers in the US -Black Literature Index, 1827-1940: over 70,000 bibliographic citations for fiction, poetry and literary reviews published in black periodicals and newspapers. -The HistoryMakers: filmed oral history interviews of historically significant 20th century African Americans -Dissertations: over 1,000 doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses written between 1970 and 2004 related to Black Studies More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/bsc/home 1827-2010 Articles, eBooks, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Theses/Dissertations, Videos
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Indexing for 5400 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, 1937-present. Full text for 1300 journals, plus clinical trials, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheet and quick lesson disease overviews, and continuing education modules. 1937 - Present Articles, eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Theses/Dissertations
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Non-fiction e-book titles from leading academic publishers. eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Search and view the full text of eBooks. eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
More than 5,800 entries, including essays on major themes, maps, photographs, statistics, and chronologies. Published 2008 eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Critical and historical commentary on the texts of the Bible and other literature closely related to the Bible. Employs tools such as textual criticism, genre and prosodic analysis, and the history of religion to provide insight regarding the ancient meaning of a biblical work and its human relevance. eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Human Rights Studies Online contains primary and secondary materials documenting and interpreting major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900-2010. The collection provides researchers with a broad view of these events, including historical context, international response, prosecution activities, and rebuilding and reconciliation. More information available at https://carroll.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.alexanderstreet.com/huri/about 1900-2010 Articles, Government Documents, Images/Photos, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias, Videos
Provides information on over 11,000 companies, sourced from academic journals, books, magazines, annual reports, and company archives. Includes comprehensive company description, history and background; merger and acquisition activity; sales and marketing campaigns; executive leadership effectiveness and labor/management action; stock exchanges, ticker symbols, industries, and competitors. Full-text searchable. 1988 - present Company/Industry Information, eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Compiled by 275 specialists from around the world and including almost 300 entries, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of the field's most important figures, schools, and movements. Browse by topic, name, or alphabetically by entry. Updated annually. Biographies, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Access to over 300 titles selected to support needs of nursing professionals. Includes clinical guides, evidence-based practice manuals, practical handbooks, and professional growth titles. 2011 - Present eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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The OED is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English. Various eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online provides a number of learning tools. The site is, first and foremost, a reference center, with over 5,000 articles from a number of sources. Various eBooks, Images/Photos, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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**Single user platform** Please close out of browser session when done. Collection of over 500 ebook titles providing concise introductions to topics across a wide range of subject areas, including the Arts and Humanities, Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Law, and Medicine and Health. Each title is written by experts in the field, and presents a big picture of the topic as well as a more detailed discussion of key controversies, influential people, and new directions and ideas. Factual content is supplemented with analysis to help place the topic in a broader context. 2000-Present eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Scholarpedia is an English-language online wiki-based encyclopedia with features commonly associated with open-access online academic journals, which aims to have quality content. Scholarpedia articles are written by invited expert authors and are subject to peer review. Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
Reference source for social, political, and economic statistics. Information compiled from 400 public and private data sources and presented in 1400 line-item indexed tables. Data updated monthly and downloadable in XLS format. Also useful as source guide for statistical information. Some international data included. More information available at https://proquest.libguides.com/statisticalabstract/contents 1878-Present Data/Statistics, Primary Sources, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Evidence-based, point-of-care, clinical decision support resource. Includes over 10,500 physician-authored, peer-reviewed topic summaries that synthesize current medical information. Also includes 160 subject-specific medical calculators, exportable graphics, drug and drug interaction information, and patient education materials. Entries continually updated Articles, Images/Photos, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias
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Reference works on a variety of subjects. 1997 - Present eBooks, Reference/Dictionaries/Encyclopedias