Reference

searchBiography in Context (InfoTrac)
A "next-generation online portal" built on a foundation of 600,000+ biographies on more than 500,000 people. Includes the highly regarded Contemporary Authors database.

searchFacts on File
Current events and historical news database. Includes a live Reuters® newsfeed updated hourly, special "Top Stories" timelines with decade by decade listings linked to original coverage of top news stories back to October 1940. Original feature essays created for the online version, such as Country Profiles, Key People, Key Events, and Key Issues - plus primary documents, editorial cartoons, and a selection of newspaper editorials.

searchGeneral Reference Center Gold (InfoTrac Searchbank)
General interest database with articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Includes current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies. Coverage begins in 1980.

search Oxford English Dictionary
Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary containing two separate texts, the complete Second Edition and the New Edition in progress.

searchToday's Science (Facts on File)
A reference database presenting the latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental concepts that underlie them; includes "Science in the Headlines," biographies, cartoons, searching and subject indexing.

searchVirtual Reference Library
Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in Business, Environment, History, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Science, and Social Science.