Electronic Reference Shelf

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 Index
Cites more than 2,700 periodicals and 1,800 books, including individual and collective biographies, as well as juvenile literature.

Biography Resource Center + The Complete Marquis Who's Who
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.

Book Review Digest
Reviews of adult and children's books. Concise critical evaluations  from selected journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, as well as library review media.

Books in Print/Out of Print
Provides complete, publisher verified information on all U.S. books in print.

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.

Based on the printed publication, citation bibliographic A Matter of Fact. The information comes from
over 300 publications--including  newspapers, periodicals, and the congressional hearings.

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 Universe
Full-text documents from  news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.

Lexis Nexis Statistical
earch summaries of statistical publications, then link to the full-text of selected publications on Statistical Universe and government Web sites.

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.

Publishers, Distributors, Wholesalers
Directory of addresses, phone numbers, major products, company status (active, inactive, etc.), and other pertinent information.

Ulrich's International Periodicals 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.

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Last update 2/27/06