General Information

The following databases are great starting places for beginning research on a topic. Please note that you will be required to login to these resources if you are off campus.

Credo Reference

Credo is a vast, online reference library, providing access to the full text of hundreds of highly regarded and popular titles. And Credo brings the facts alive with images, sound files, animations, videos and much more. Find speedy, simple answers and authoritative, in-depth articles.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Electronic edition contains standard encyclopedia fare, but adds a wealth of useful tools and resources. In addition to the basic entries, this version offers country snapshots, an atlas, interactive history timelines and video content that can be browsed by subject. Offers useful learning content and satisfies basic research for all users.

Funk & Wagnall's Encyclopedia

Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Oxford English Dictionary Online

Online version of the premier dictionary of the English language. Comprehensive dictionary with complete etymology for each entry. This is a must for those researching word origins.

Oxford Reference Online

An extensive multi-disciplinary database consisting of more than 100 dictionary, language and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Easily searchable by keyword, subject or reference work title. Entries range from simple to advanced when they are specific to discipline. Full-text.

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