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Electronic Reference

ARBA Online

A tool for librarians, ARBA reviews reference books and helps libraries choose what to purchase.

Birds of North America (BNA)

BNA provides comprehensive life histories for over 716 species of birds breeding in the USA including Hawaii and Canada. This resource includes audio, video, scholarly material and up-to-date bird counts.

CQ Researcher

Original, comprehensive analysis on political and social issues in the news. Note: When finished using CQ Researcher, please click on the "Log Out" option at the top right corner of the screen.

Chicago Manual of Style

Online access to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Credo Reference

An online reference library of over 350 reference books, with content from all disciplines.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Encyclopedia Britannica

EB Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionay and Britannica Book of the Year.

Encyclopaedia of Islam

The most important and comprehensive reference resource on Islam.

Historical Statistics

The standard source for quantitative facts on American history, Historical Statistics contains topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America. Each topics is placed in its historical context by a recognized expert in the field. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest.

Literature Resource Center

Access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.

Magill's Medical Guide

NCBI Bookshelf

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Bookshelf provides free access to books and reports in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.

Oxford Art Online

Portal to the standard encyclopedia of art as well as other resources for art history.

Oxford Music Online (2nd Edition)

The standard and most comprehensive music encyclopedia.

Oxford English Dictionary

Includes documentation of history of words that helps explain why a word has come to have a particular meaning.

Peterson's Graduate and Professional Programs

ScienceDirect Secrets Series

To access this collection of scientific handbooks, limit your results to Source, Subscribed books. The 32 Secrets titles are designed for health and veterinary students and residents use as a study aid for exams and preparation for rotations. All topics are approached as questions and the answers are succinct, but also provide links to the sources for the information. Click here for a list of the titles included in this series.

Social Explorer

Social Explorer provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data from 1790 to 2010 and a wide variety of demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change. To get started, click on the "Take a Tour" link and read through all the options for data retrieval and manipulation possible. At the end of the tour is the link to getting into the database. It will ask you to create an account, but this only takes a minute.

Springer Medicine eBook Collection

Access to e-book chapters on numerous medical topics published since 2005. To see ONLY free full text results, do not have the Preview Only box checked. You may have to unclick it if you begin a new search.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Statistics from government agencies, private organizations, and the U.S. census.