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African-American Biographical Database

Contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index

The Biography and Genealogy Master Index is a comprehensive index to more than 11 million biographical sketches in over 3000 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.
Biography Resource Center

A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
Books in Print

Provides complete, publisher verified information on all U.S. books in print.
Cabell's Directories

Each Directory helps you select those journals that are most likely to publish your manuscript. The index in each Directory helps you match the characteristics of your manuscript to the topic areas the journal emphasizes, the type of review process, acceptance rate and number of external reviewers.

Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style Online includes the style manual, the Chicago Style Q&As, and tools for writing manuscripts. The Q&A content is fully searchable along with the content of The Chicago Manual of Style. Included in Tools are sample forms, letters, and style sheets. For help citing sources, visit the Quick Guide to see clear examples of how to use Chicago-style citation.

CQ Researcher

Original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

Credo Reference

Search over 3 million full text articles in 569 reference books. Use Credo to find encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quoatations, measurement conversions, etc.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Consists of  Britannica's latest article database, hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica,  Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (Tenth Edition), the Britannica Book of the Year, and thousands of links to other World Wide Web sites selected by Britannica editors.
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Gale's Ready Reference Shelf

Provides integrated access to more than a quarter million entries culled from the databases of fourteen of  the Gale Group's most popular reference directories.
LexisNexis Academic

Full-text documents from  news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Literature Resource Center

Includes Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critic analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (In Britannica)

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary with pronunciation guides.
Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Collegiate Thesaurus. Free public version.


Proquest Dissertations and Thesis

The ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database (PQDT) is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. It is the database of record for graduate research, with over 2.3 million dissertations and theses included from around the world.
ulrichsweb: Global Serials Directory

Directory of journals, magazines, annuals, series, newspapers, etc. Identifies special features, such as: the presence of reviews or indexes; whether a journal is refereed; and which indexing/abstracting services cover the periodical.
Web of Science

Science, Social Science, and Arts & Humanities Citation Databases.
World Almanac

Covers arts and entertainment, U.S. cities and states, people in the news, the nations of the world, sports, the environment, vital statistics, science and technology, computers, taxes, and much more.
World Atlas

A guide to the world's nations, people, and places.


Worldcat Dissertation

The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with 36 million bibliographic records representing 370 languages and covering information from 4,000 years of knowledge.