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General Reference Sources

GVRL: Gale Virtual Reference Library
written by subject experts; hundreds of encyclopedias; better than wikipedia--you can cite these
Sage Reference Online

SAGE Knowledge

Nearly 300 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, with an emphasis on the social sciences.

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Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference

More than 200 dictionaries and reference books in all major subject areas, including language dictionaries.

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Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

Premier dictionary of the english language. Includes word meanings, history, etymological analysis.

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Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Oxford's high-quality bilingual language reference content in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Includes study materials

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ABC-CLIO eBook

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

Over 100 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources covering a variety of subject areas.

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Almanacs

Europa World Online

Europa World Online

Includes economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country; regional surveys provide in-depth, expert analysis at regional, sub-regional and country level.

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Atlases

National Atlas

National Atlas of the United States

A map reference featuring different types of maps of the U.S. (e.g., geospatial, geostatistical, multimedia).

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Directories

Gale Directories Library

Gale Directories Library

Search, sort and export information from both current directory editions as well as prior editions that are maintained as searchable backfiles.

Includes: Business Rankings Annual and Market Share Reporter.

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Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

Ulrichsweb

Directory information for more than 350,000 periodicals.

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Cabell's Directories

Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities

Publishing opportunities in Business, Economics, Education, and Psychology.

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MLA Directory of Periodicals

MLA Directory of Periodicals

Directory of periodicals that publish articles on language, literature, folklore, or pedagogy. Includes submission guidelines, acceptance rates, etc.

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Art, Photos, and Graphics

ArtSTOR

ARTstor

A digital library of approximately 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

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AP Images

AP Images

Associated Press (AP) photographs, graphics, and text for all news topics.

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Images of America

Images of America
A History of American Life in Images and Texts

Nearly 5000 titles from the Images of America series of local history books, enabling users to explore the depth of a town's history or to compare the histories of various towns, cultures, ethnic groups, architectural features, and more.

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San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection

San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection

Photographs from the San Francisco Public Library's Historical Collection.

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