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Reference Databases


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CollegeSource Online
Features over 11,300 college catalogs in complete cover-to-cover original page format including 2-year, 4-year, graduate, and professional schools.

Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select
Biographical and bibliographical details on more than 90,000 authors in the U.S. and around the world along with an extensive collection of critical essays.

CountryWatch
Country Reviews provide geographical, political, economic, corporate and environmental information for every country in the world. Country Wire is compiled from the wire services on the latest political, economic, corporate, and environmental events on a country by country basis.

Current Biography
More than 15,000 full text biographies and more than 9,400 obituaries from all of the volumes of Current Biography Yearbook, from 1940 to the present. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, and keywords.

Encyclopedia Americana
Includes 45,000 articles, plus thousands of hypertext links to web sites featuring additional data. It is updated quarterly.

Encyclopedia, Funk and Wagnalls New World
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Magill On Literature and Authors
Critical analyses and plot summaries of the most studied works in the history of literature. Includes information on over 1,500 notable authors. Magill On Authors covers long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists and philosophers.

Oxford Art Online
Includes Grove Art Online, the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, covering every aspect of the visual arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day.

Oxford Reference Online
Over 130 dictionaries and reference titles from a wide range of subjects. (Five maximum simultaneous users)

Safari Tech Books Online
More than 1300 electronic books on computer science, programming, web design and information technology topics. (Four maximum simultaneous users)

Scribner Writers Series
Includes 1,600 articles on writers and literary genres. Searchable by name, gender, genre, language, time period and nationality.

Title Source
Publication information on over 3.5 million books, 85,000 video and 240,000 music titles. Title information represents input from 65,000 publishers.

Youth Resources
Resources of interest to primary and secondary school students. MAS Ultra School Edition, Primary Search, Ebsco Animals and the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia include full text for more almost 600 popular general interest and current events publications, more than 500 full text pamphlets, 252 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,132 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.