Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

  • Birds of the World

    Birds of the World is a powerful new resource that brings together scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology (Birds of North America, Neotropical Birds, Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive and Bird Families of the World) into one rich and colorful hub where you can find comprehensive, authoritative information on more than 10,720 species accounts.

    Resource URL: Birds of North America

  • Literature Resource Center (Gale)

    Full text access to three key resources--Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography--along with over 300 journals, a variety of other important reference works, and selected Web sites. 1991 to present.

  • Gale eBooks

    A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Previously know as Gale Virtual Reference Library.

    Resource URL: Gale eBooks

  • Oxford Reference Online: Premium

    Contains over 175 reference works - dictionaries, encyclopedias, companions--from Oxford University Press.  Access limited to 5 concurrent users. Please close your browser when finished using in order to effectively logout.

  • 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.

  • History Reference Center

    Features full text for more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books. Also includes full text for more than 150 periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps. Brought to you by the Library of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (https://mel.org).

  • Reference Latina

    A comprehensive Spanish-language database including 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines. Brought to you by the Library of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (https://mel.org).

    Resource URL: Reference Latina

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