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Encyclopedias & General Reference

  • Sage Knowledge
    Formerly Sage Reference Online, offers full-text articles from around 50 scholarly encyclopedias, covering a wide range of the social sciences. You may keyword search the entire collection.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Full-text access to over 35 scholarly encyclopedias and reference works on a wide variety of topics: business, education, environment, history, medicine, and the social sciences.
  • World Book Online
    Access 7 encyclopedias: World Book Advanced (high school/undergraduates); Kids (elementary); Student (middle/high school); Discover (differentiated instruction); 2 Spanish language & 1 French language.
  • MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost)
    Covers around 1,700 periodicals. Features nearly 500 full-text reference books. Includes the World Almanac & Book of Facts; full text from 85,827 biographies, 105,789 full-text primary source documents, the American Heritage Dictionary, and around 300,000 photos, maps & flags.
  • World Almanac (FirstSearch) -- 1998-present
    Quick facts and statistics from four almanacs and the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, back to 1998.
  • Statesman's Yearbook Online
    Covers information on every country in the world, covering key historical events, population, city profiles, social statistics, climate, recent elections, current leaders, defense, international relations, economy, energy and natural resources, industry, international trade, religion, culture, and diplomatic representatives

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