Reference sets covering a wide range of topics, offering brief, general overviews and statistics.
Most of the databases in this list focus on reference resources such as encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, atlases, etc. Note that other databases may also offer access to reference resources, for example eLibrary.
Biography in Context Provides brief and overview biographies on a wide range of well-known and influential people and groups. From historical to contemporary individuals.
Britannica School Provides general information about most topics. . It is a resource to use to START research. Resources include: Atlas Country Comparisons Dictionary in English/Spanish, + audio pronunciations Encyclopedias Images, videos, and audio clips Information in different reading levels Journal articles Magazine articles Web Sites
Gale Virtual Reference Library Access ebooks 24-7 through the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Find the full-text of thousands of reference works on a variety of subjects.
Oxford Reference Online The Premium Collection combines quick reference coverage of the full subject spectrum with the rich resources of the Oxford Companions. From ready-reference to comprehensive scholarly articles, The Premium Collection provides librarians and end-users with reliable and authoritative answers to their research questions.
ProQuest: We have several databases from ProQuest, including - eLibrary Curriculum Edition, Historical Newspapers, SIRS Knowledge Source, Literature, History Study Center. When you click on ProQuest, you can choose which database fits your research needs!
Social Explorer Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic information. It creates fast, intuitive, and appealing maps and reports to help users visually analyze and understand demography and social change throughout history.
Spanish Reference Center [in Spanish] Resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school ages and up and Britannica Escolar Online for ages 6-12. Este portal le ofrece recursos de referencia en español en dos interfaces exclusivas — cada una con una enciclopedia adaptada al lector: Enciclopedia Moderna para adultos y estudiantes y Britannica Escolar Online para estudiantes de 6 a 12 años de edad.
Electronic Enlightenment Electronic Enlightenment is the online gateway to the eighteenth century. This site gives you unrivalled access to tens of thousands of letters from the best critical editions from leading scholarly and university presses around the globe.
World Data Analyst A collection of in-depth information about the countries of the world and allows you to create interesting and information comparative charts and tables including: • Current Comparisons: Create tables and charts comparing countries across multiple statistical categories, or focus on statistics for a single country. Data reflects the most recent available statistics.
Chronological Comparisons: Create tables and charts comparing changes over time. Data spans up to 90 years.
Ranked Statistics: Explore tables of countries with the highest or lowest totals, rates, or percentages in several statistical categories, as well as tables covering the most remarkable features and attributes of different countries and the world.