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Reference Databases

Books in Print (Bowker)
Find publisher-verified information on all U.S. books in print. Books in Print contains in-print and forthcoming books, and books declared out-of-print or out-of-stock since 1979.

Business and Company Resource Center (Gale)
Provides company and industry research on thousands of companies in the U.S. and abroad. Includes periodicals, news articles, press releases, investment reports, company histories, brand and product reports and financial and industry overviews.

Current Biography Illustrated
Current Biography Illustrated offers the content of the printed monthly magazine Current Biography, produced by the H.W. Wilson Company, in searchable, electronic format. Readers will be able to find accurate, up-to-date biographies drawing information from newspaper articles, magazine articles, and books. Students and patrons can search by name, profession, place of origin, gender, ethnicity, birth/death dates, titles of works and key words for more than 25,000 articles and obituaries. In addition, profiles maintained in this database feature more than 19,500 images, and offer the subject's own views, attitudes and commentary as well as the commentaries of other journalists and colleagues. Profiles give users the information they want on celebrities, politicians, business people, writers, actors, sports figures, artists, scientists, and many others.

Global Issues in Context (Gale)
Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Literature Resource Center is comprised of content from journal articles and traditional reference sources including Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Authors, and Contemporary Literary Criticism. There are over 400,000 full-text articles from 250 academic journals, as welll as thousands of critical essays, work overviews, plot summaries and explications, author biographies, and links to authoritative content-related Web sites. Other features include a student guide to conducting literary research, an interactive literary historical timeline, and Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature.

Opposing Viewpoints Reference Center (Gale)
Draws on content from Greenhaven Press, Gale and Macmillan to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, Web sites, and full-text periodical articles.

Oxford Grove Music Online
Widely regarded as the standard on all aspects of music, this resource includes articles, biographies, bibliographies and multimedia, and can be searched in a number of different ways.

Oxford English Dictionary
The authoritative reference on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. Includes etymologies, variant spellings, pronunciation & examples of words in context.

Oxford Language Dictionaries
Online dictionaries for Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, German and Italian.

Sage eReference
Social sciences reference database of more than 2,500 titles. 

Saskia Art Images Collection (CARLI)
30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections.

Scientific and Medical Art image database (EBSCO)
Thousands of medical illustrations, videos, interactive tools, and monographs of anatomy, physiology, embryology, surgery, trauma, pathology, diseases, conditions and other topics.????

Testing and Education Reference Center (Gale)
Test preparation resource to prepare for specialized tests and entrance exams. Offers the latest college and graduate entrance exams, as well as college and vocational school information.

Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely.

Westlaw (available soon)
Search for Federal, State, and Supreme Court cases, search legal encyclopedias and law reviews, SEC filings, as well as journals and newspapers.