Reference

searchAmerican National Biography
Full-text biographies of more than 18,000 Americans. Each article traces a person's life chronologically, with the emphasis on the key achievements and the essential details of private life. Contains cross-references where applicable to other persons profiled in the database.

searchBiography in Context (InfoTrac)
Offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covers an array of historically-significant figures to present-day newsmakers. Includes e-books and full-text articles, including the Encyclopedia of World Biography and Contemporary Authors database.

searchEncyclopedia Britannica
Full-text online general encyclopedia - a great first stop for introducing yourself to a topic or getting ideas for keywords for scholarly database searches.

searchFacts on File
Current events and historical news database, divided into Current Issues, History, Science & Mathematics, and Films on Demand. Browse or search historical reporting on a single issue, or read current news features.

searchGeneral Reference Center Gold (InfoTrac Searchbank)
General interest database good for gathering background information. Includes resources from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals on topics such as current events, popular culture, and a variety of other broad subjects. Coverage begins 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 and more.

searchVirtual Reference Library
Great resource for background information. Includes encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in business, environment, history, law, medicine, multicultural studies, science, and social science.