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Databases: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

  • AccessScience
    Online version of the Encyclopedia of Science and Technology with 7100+ articles, 115,000 dictionary terms, 2000 in-depth biographies of leading scientists, weekly updates on breakthroughs and discoveries in the world of science and technology, including links to reviewed websites.
  • Biography Reference Bank (EBSCOhost)
    Contains more than 111,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 32,000 photographs of the subjects.
  • Biography Reference Center
    Comprehensive collection of 450,000+ biographical profiles.
  • Britannica Academic
    More than 118,000 encyclopedia articles and 14,000 illustrations plus links to relevant, reviewed websites.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
    More than 40,000 eBooks on a wide selection of topics. Many are available for checkout and offline viewing. Click on Reference to browse encyclopedias and dictionaries. [Downloading EBSCOhost eBooks]
  • Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOhost)
    Provides more than 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Includes a number of encyclopedias covering the arts, bioethics, biography, business, crime, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, the nation and the world, philosophy, religion, science, sociology and the social sciences.
  • Global Road Warrior
    County profiles covering business, culture, demographics, travel information, the economy, food, religion, maps, images, and more.
  • Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
    More than 225 full-text consumer legal reference books and thousands of legal forms.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    "The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the English-speaking world."