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Online equivalent of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Also includes articles not included in the print edition, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the Britannica Book of the Year, and an editorially selected directory of links.
An electronic collection of over 700 cross-searchable reference books in a wide variety of disciplines. A great starting point for general research that also leads you right to the catalog and other databases.
Full text of the 20 volumes of the OED, the 3 volume Additions Series, as well as at least 1,000 new and revised entries added quarterly. The OED is the leading authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millenium, providing information on the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words.
Everyone's favorite controversial, collaboratively built, general purpose encyclopedia. Unmatched in its breadth, if not in its reputation for authority. The English language version alone now boasts well over 3 million articles.
Biographies from several reference sources, including Marquis Who's Who, with related full text articles, images and links to hand-picked web sites. Searchable by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text, via InfoTrac. Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
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Indexes and abstracts articles on subjects such as agriculture, anthropology, arts, business, communications, economics, law, political science, psychology, religion, general sciences, and current events. Includes many full text articles or links to full text; via InfoTrac; 1980 - present. Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
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Indexes journals in the disciplines of archaeology and classical studies, art, folklore, history, language and literature, literary criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion; includes over 310 full text journals; 1984 - present.
Full text backfiles of over 1,500 core scholarly journals in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes over 60 current titles, such as all University of Chicago Press journals. For all other titles, JSTOR does not contain the most recent 1-7 years of content. Many of these titles are continued in Project Muse or in the Library's print and/or electronic subscriptions. Use the yellow arrow, then the ArticleLinker button to link to content on an external site or check Journal Finder for complete holdings information.
Indexes and abstracts scientific, technical, medical, social sciences and some humanities literature and web resources. Includes citation tracking and links to full text articles. Early 1900's - present for some abstracts; 1996 - present for citation tracking.
Indexes articles and book reviews in some of the key international English language journals in the social sciences, for example: anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology; includes over 320 full text journals; 1984 - present.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
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B - Philosophy, Religion, Psychology
C - History (Civilization)
D - History (Except America)
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H - Economics, Sociology
J - Political Science
K - Law
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M - Music
N - Fine Arts
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R - Medicine
S - Agriculture
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U - Military Science
V - Naval Science
Z - Library Science